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N A PACKED room at the Presidential Palace, in front of ministers, MPs, party leaders, and leading businessmen, President Nicos Anastasiades last night announced measures to help kick-start the economy. At the same time he officially announced the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant. The measures, drawn up by the cabinet during two days of meetings at the beginning of the week, were five-fold and are aimed at helping vulnerable groups, training unemployed individuals, creating new jobs, helping stimulate economic growth and encouraging environmental development, Anastasiades said in a televised address. "Any attempt to gloss over the tough measures imposed upon us [by the troika] would be an indication of weakness in comprehending the real problems society now faces, and a lack of vision and decisiveness from the state in restarting the economy," he said. “The most important thing today is joint action and reaction to the

dire measures we were forced to accept in an attempt to avoid the unthinkable. We will not shy away from the challenges ahead.” Anastasiades said that after discussions, the government would be in a position to adopt a national energy policy which would be completed within the next two weeks. The only policy that he was willing to announce last night was the construction of the LNG plant, he said. During his speech the President referred to the difficult position in which the government had been placed and the dilemmas it faced after the Eurogroup meetings on March 15 and 25. “I do not believe it would be in the country’s best interests to be confrontational. We would be better served through creational cooperation,” he said. He said the committee of inquiry which began yesterday would apportion blame where it was due. He reassured people that the government would show courage in the face of the challenges ahead and would not shirk its responsibilities.

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Finance ministry permanent secretary Christos Patsalides was the first person to testify yesterday in the inquiry into the economic debacle (Christos Theodorides)

'They used atomic bomb to shoot pigeon’ ONE OF Cyprus' most senior civil servants yesterday likened his country's treatment by Germany and the IMF to the shooting of a pigeon with an atomic bomb, saying they had destroyed an economic system that worked. Christos Patsalides, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance, was speaking to a committee inquiry which launched a public hearing yesterday into the circumstances that led to the country’s economic meltdown. He described the international lenders as "forces of occupation" that cared nothing for human rights.

Patsalides took part in the recent bailout negotiations between Cyprus and the European Union and International Monetary Fund. He told the three-man inquiry that an "unrelenting" team of technocrats had dispensed savage fiscal punishment to cash-starved Cyprus. "With the imposition of Germany and the IMF ... they shot a pigeon with an atomic bomb," he said. But the size of the bailout they were discussing, some €17.5 billion, was equivalent to a mere 0.1 per cent of the European Union’s

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ON THIS DAY APRIL 20 1902 Marie and Pierre Curie successfully isolate radioactive radium salts from the mineral pitchblende in their laboratory in Paris.

1968 The Conservative right-winger Enoch Powell makes a hard-hitting speech attacking the government’s immigration policy.

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The Apollo 16 manned mission to the Moon lands after a seven-hour crisis which nearly aborts the mission.

1974 The conflict in Northern Ireland claims its 1,000th victim, a petrol station owner from County Fermanagh.

1999 Two teenage gunmen kill 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, south of Denver. Shortly after noon, the two teens turned their guns on themselves and committed suicide.

WHAT THE MAIL SAID 35 years ago, Saturday April 20, 1978 The Cyprus government has launched a drive to explain to the world the reasons why Turkish Cypriot proposals for a settlement of the Cyprus problem are considered unacceptable and to dispel any illusions which the Turks may have created with the pompous presentation of the outline of their package offer.

45 years ago, Monday April 20, 1968 The President of the House of Representatives Glafkos Clerides has called for a spirit of moderation and goodwill in the effort to find a just and workable solution to the Cyprus problem. Clerides was very reserved in his comments on the proposed talks and avoided any criticism of the Turkish positions. He also appeared flexible on the thorny issue of the site for the talks, indicating that this problem could be resolved.

55 years ago, Tuesday April 20, 1958 The Governor went into urgent conference yesterday with Brigadier Gleadell, Chief of Staff and other advisers, on the security situation. The action is understood to have followed the circulation of an EOKA leaflet, widely reported by the news agencies and the correspondents of London newspapers. Last night no comment on the general situation was available from official quarters.


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Home Q&A on PIMCO report Why did the Cypriot banking sector require an independent due diligence exercise coordinated by national and international authorities? Given the deteriorating macroeconomic environment in Cyprus and Greece which were the main markets of operation of the Cypriot banks as well as the heavy losses suffered by the two biggest banks through their holdings of Greek sovereign bonds and the large size of the banking system in relation to Cyprus’ GDP it was very important that the banks’ capital needs were measured. The identification of the capital needs of banks through an independent due diligence exercise was a prerequisite for a financial assistance programme to be agreed with international lenders. Other programme countries such as Greece and Ireland had also undertaken similar due diligence exercises. What is a stress-test/due diligence exercise and what inputs and outputs were used? A banking stress-test is a theoretical exercise that aims to simulate the impact on the asset quality and capitalisation levels of a bank’s balance sheet under an adverse macroeconomic scenario. The objective of the stress test is to test the resilience of the bank to such an adverse shock and estimate the additional capital needs that the bank would require to maintain a specific core tier 1 capital ratio under the said scenario.

The due diligence, completed in January, covered 22 institutions including the failed Laiki (above)

PIMCO: banks need €8.9b in extra capital Domestic €8.2b, foreign banks €149m, co-ops €589m By George Psyllides THE Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) yesterday released the detailed results of a due diligence of the banks that determined they will need around €8.9 billion in additional capital needs. The capital needs were the result of a comprehensive analysis of the value of credit portfolios and foreclosed assets, and of the earnings capacity of the banks to absorb losses over the next three years under an adverse scenario. According to this scenario, domestic banks will need some €8.2 billion while foreign lenders need €149 million. Cooperative banks need €589 million, the due diligence that was carried out by investment experts PIMCO found. The due diligence, com-

pleted in January, covered 22 institutions representing approximately 73 per cent of the Cypriot banking system’s assets: Bank of Cyprus, Laiki and Hellenic Bank; Cypriot subsidiaries of Foreign Institutions Eurobank and Alpha Bank, and Cooperative credit institutions, the Cooperative Central Bank, Limassol Cooperative Savings Bank and a representative sample of 15 cooperatives affiliated to the Cooperative Central Bank. Under the adverse scenario, banks were expected to chalk up around 18.3 billion in losses, with most – €15.6 billion -incurred by domestic lenders. Foreign banks will lose some €1.3 billion and cooperatives €1.4 billion, PIMCO said. Pimco’s base scenario predicted that banks’ total recapitalisation needs would reach €5.9 billion: domestic €5.6 billion, cooperatives €364 million

and zero for foreign lenders. The due diligence exercise has established the amount of capital that each bank would require to reach a minimum Core Tier 1 ratio of 9 per cent in the base case scenario and 6 per cent in the adverse case scenario. As with any stress test, the adverse case scenario was designed to cover “what-if” situations reflecting even more stressed macro-economic conditions than might reasonably be expected to prevail, the CBC said. And even though macroeconomic projections have since deteriorated, the use of conservative assumptions by PIMCO, provides a buffer for worse than expected macroeconomic environment. The MoU agreed with the troika specifies that the estimation of capital needs is an essential element of the plans

laid down for the recapitalization and restructuring of the Cypriot banking system. To this end a part of the €10 billion total financial assistance that will be granted to Cyprus will be deposited in a dedicated account with the CBC to be used for recapitalising cooperative credit institutions and commercial banks other than Bank of Cyprus and Laiki. Cooperatives will be given until July 31, 2013 to cover their capital shortfalls whereas other commercial banks will be allowed until the end of September 2013. Any institution that failed to raise the required capital within the set timeframe, thus requiring state assistance, would have to prepare a restructuring plan within two months from the applicable deadline for raising capital from private sources.

What are the results of the independent due diligence? The total resulting estimated capital shortfall for all Participating Institutions amounts to €5,980 million in the Base Scenario and €8,867 million in the Adverse Scenario. The two largest domestic institutions Bank of Cyprus and Cyprus Popular Bank account for €5,616 million or 94% of total capital requirements in the Base Scenario and €7,795 million or 88% in the Adverse Scenario. Would the Central Bank of Cyprus carry out similar exercises in the future? The MoU provides for a detailed and updated independent valuation of the assets, in line with the established bank resolution framework, of the Bank of Cyprus and Cyprus Popular Bank to be completed by the end of June 2013. Additionally, it is envisaged that supervisory stresstests will be carried out at an annual frequency with the first exercise scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2014. Do these results mean that the Cypriot banking sector will not produce profits over the next three years? It is important to distinguish between pre-provisioning and post-provisioning profits. PIMCO estimates that the Participating Institutions will generate approximately €3.2 billion and €2.5 billion in pre-provision profits over the Forecast Period in the Base and Adverse Scenario respectively. So once the losses coming from the adverse macroeconomic conditions are covered, the Cypriot banking sector is expected to return to profitability. Do the results of this exercise remain valid after the recent developments in Cyprus? It is true that the current macroeconomic projections are more adverse than envisaged in the PIMCO adverse scenario (which was set in autumn 2012). Nevertheless, under the programme agreed between the Republic of Cyprus and its international lenders, restructuring measures have been undertaken and funds have been allocated from the financial assistance programme to ensure that the banking system will remain adequately capitalised. These measures target a recapitalisation of the banking sector to a 9% Core Tier 1 ratio, rather than a 6% Core Tier 1 ratio as targeted under the adverse scenario in the due diligence exercise. This higher recapitalisation level provides a buffer to compensate for possible worse-than-expected macroeconomic developments.

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The vulnerable - Through agreement, the length for repayment of loans can now be extended without further burdening those who may have difďŹ culty repaying. - The government is looking into ďŹ nding a way to reduce the interest rate on loans as well as the reduction in the price of electricity for the vulnerable. - By the end of June, regulations will be in place to ease the restructuring of any debt by appointing a banking mediator to oversee any changes. - Residential and commercial property owners who are unable to pay their debts can become tenants of the property and will have ďŹ rst option in re-purchasing once they are in a ďŹ nancial position to do so. - Funding of up to 50 per cent of the cost of installing photovoltaic systems. - The government will pay â‚Ź6m to the private sector for certain hospital services.

- Parliament is expected to pass a bill which will see the hiring of 800 casual government workers, the reappointment of contracted teachers and the employment of 300 graduates from military academies. - The government will give â‚Ź21m in funding towards the tourism industry to employ 6,000 people who are currently unemployed. - he state will subsidise the wages of unemployed citizens by 65 per cent in jobs where they can work from home or have exible working hours, creating the opportunity to give work to 1,000 unemployed people. - The Church and the University of Cyprus will make arable land available which the government will then hand over to people based on professional, economic and social criteria. Rent will be low and the ministry of agriculture will train and provide services to help to support those who work on the land. - A programme will be set up to help train more than 1,000 degree-holders to ďŹ nd employment in both the private and public sectors with a monthly wage of â‚Ź500 for all participants. - Companies will receive up to 25 per cent in tax exemptions for every person they hire within the next year. The plan will see the immediate implementation of the pending Youth Entrepreneurship Plan creating 1,000 new jobs.

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President Nicos Anastasiades during his press conference

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Anastasiades: Development policies joint action is the way forward Business leaders listen intently to Anastasiades

- The amount of time required to issue planning permission will be reduced to a maximum of one month for small works and three months for large works. - An agreement has been made between Cyprus and the Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) which will allow the urban development of land within the limits of the SBA. - Building coefďŹ cients will change and have been increased by 30 per cent in residential areas for large commercial developments. The coefďŹ cient will be increased by 25 per cent on the outskirts of residential areas for large commercial or ofďŹ ce developments. It will increase by 20 per cent in certain tourist zones for large-scale property and increased from 10 to 15 per cent for the areas available for golf courses. - The tourist season will be extended by two months. - Green light for casinos. - Guarantee mechanism to ďŹ nancially help small and middlesized businesses by offering them favourable terms. - The government will give permits to joint tourist developments like condo hotels. - Foreign nationals will be encouraged to invest in Cyprus by being given long residency permits. A state authority will be put in place to efďŹ ciently take advantage of government owned land.

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‘I do not believe it would be in the country’s best interests to be confrontational’ he said (continued from front page) After exhaustive dialogue with universities and the professional and business communities, Anastasiades believed a coherent programme that meets the needs of today and prospects for tomorrow was now complete. “I would like to stress that to succeed in restarting our economy and overcoming the crisis as soon as possible we must strictly observe any obligations we have undertaken through the bailout agreement with consistency,� he added. Anastasiades went on to say there was

no doubt there would be difďŹ cult trials ahead and asked for everyone’s understanding and patience. “If we do not discipline ourselves within a structured programme, far from populism and unrealistic proposals we will be faced with more painful consequences,â€? the President said. “Knowing the patriotism, creativity and tenacity that distinguishes a nation which has been tested in worse conditions than the present ones and has proven it can get back on its feet and prosper, makes me optimistic that we will succeed,â€? he concluded.

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- The government has decided to reduce the cost of electricity by introducing photovoltaic systems for commercial and industrial consumers including public buildings. - Photovoltaic parks capable of producing 50 MW of power will be built to help reduce the cost of electricity, saving â‚Ź51m a year in fuel. It will also help save â‚Ź2m a year by reducing the emission of pollutants, give jobs to at least 650 people and help Cyprus meet its renewable energy requirements for 2020.

Social policies - The government’s allowance policy will radically change to meet the needs of asylum seekers and other foreigners in Cyprus as all allowances would be revised and considerably reduced. - Allowances for money and food would be replaced by a coupon system.

Universities - The University of Cyprus will increase the number of new entrants by 100 and will offer 200 positions to Cypriot students currently studying abroad. - Cyprus University of Technology, TEPAK will have 35 extra positions for new entrants and 30 for those abroad.


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‘An atomic bomb to shoot a pigeon’ Germany and the IMF had ‘destroyed an economic system that worked’ (continued from front page) annual needs, Patsalides said. Many Cypriots saw their life savings vanish in March when authorities imposed losses on uninsured deposits in two of Cyprus’ banks – Laiki (Popular) and Bank of Cyprus - which were badly stung by an EUsanctioned write-down on Greek sovereign bonds. The depositor losses which also hit overseas depositors, many from Russia - were part of Cyprus’ contribution to ensure it received a €10 billion bailout from the EU and IMF. With Laiki Bank in resolution, the Bank of Cyprus was forced to take on Laiki’s Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) that the ECB provided to Laiki via the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) and was allowed to rise to €6.3 billion, Patsalides said. ELA is meant to be given to viable banks for a limited period, so why was Laiki financed for “so long and to such a large extent?” Patsalides asked,

adding that a question mark hung over the ECB’s actions. Asked if the government was wise to acquire in May 2012 an 84 per cent stake in Laiki, bailing it out to the tune of €1.8 billion, Patsalides said the position that prevailed at the time was that letting Laiki Bankcollapse would have been catastrophic to the whole banking system. But it was “no secret” that for years, the then Central Bank Governor, the Finance Minister and the President “were not on best of terms,” Patsalides told the panel. This made promoting policy on a technocratic level more difficult, he added. And he said that a due diligence test on the banks carried out by investment experts PIMCO with a Central Bank mandate was saddled with “non realistic “ assumptions that raised the banks’ estimated needs. But with the benefit of hindsight, it has become clear that Cyprus did not

take enough action to curb expenses and strengthen the economy, Patsalides said. There were plenty of warnings on a technocratic level, Patsalides continued, but refused to explicitly state that there was inaction on the part of previous political leadership. Cyprus, which had modelled itself as an offshore financial services centre for lack of any other resources, now faces a grim future with its reputation in tatters and its economy deep in recession. “They destroyed an economic system that worked,” Patsalides said. “Yes, we have our shortcomings, but the magnitude of the punishment is far greater than the size of the problem.” Asked whether forcing losses on depositors was compatible with their individual rights, Patsalides replied: “When you are dealing with forces of occupation, they don’t talk about human rights.”

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Low absorption of EU funds by Cyprus Money must be used by end of 2015 or it will be lost forever THE RATE of absorption of EU funds by Cyprus was lower than the average for the EU, according to the European Commission`s Strategic Report on the implementation of 20072013 Cohesion Policy programmes. According to the Report, Cyprus could utilise €612.4 million for the period 20072013. But by January 2013, the Cypriot authorities had absorbed only €243.1 million or 39.7 per cent of the total, while the average EU standing was 42.4 per cent. Regarding the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund, by January 2013 Cyprus had absorbed 40 per cent of the €492.6 million, while regarding the European Social Fund, which funds programmes for employment, combating poverty and social exclusion, and promoting vocational training, Cyprus had absorbed 28.4 per cent of the €119.7 million by January 2013. The member states must absorb the total of the funds for the period 2007-2013 by the end of 2015 otherwise the funds will be lost. The Commission`s Report notes that, with four

CYPRUS TODAY Milk price cap renewed until June THE commerce ministry announced the renewal of the cap on milk prices yesterday, keeping it at a maximum of €1.41 a litre for retail and €1.32 a litre for wholesale, including VAT. The renewed decree will come into effect tmoorrow and will last 45 days, until June 4. The price of milk was last renewed on March 6. The maximum price for 1.5 litres is €2.06 for retail and €1.93 for wholesale. The maximum price for 2 litres is €2.69 for retail and €2.52 for wholesale. All figures include VAT. The commerce ministry asked that “all parties involved show restraint, especially during these economic conditions, in order to protect consumers and producers.”

Remand for murder suspect A BRITISH bases court in Episkopi handed out a seven-day remand yesterday to the 36-year-old man suspected of the murder of 35-year-old Loucas Constantinou, whose burnt body was found on April 3 near Lady’s Mile in Limassol. The 36-year-old was arrested on Thursday after he was released from Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital, where he had been initially taken on doctors’ orders. He gave police a second statement where he denied the murder and put the finger of blame on the victim’s 28-year-old wife who had been arrested and set free earlier this month. Police believe that an eyewitness report that two men were seen in a car near the scene where the victim was found was correct as the 36-year-old confirmed he and Constantinou were in the car together near Lady’s Mile. Police have already collected 184 statements while they are still awaiting the results of DNA and forensic tests of evidence found at the scene.

People duped in internet fraud. A man hunts for items in a skip this week. On combating poverty and social exclusion, Cyprus had only absorbed 28.4 per cent of €119.7 million by January 2013 more years to go until the programmes finish in 2015, investments under the European Regional Development Fund, Cohesion Fund and European Social Fund have already led to progress and improvement for many citizens. Across the EU, these include that 1.9 million more people now have broadband access, 2.6 million more people are served by water supply, 5.7 million more by waste water projects, there are 460 km of TEN-T roads

International Day of Monuments and Sites “Educating Heritage in Nicosia during the Period of British Administration” Saturday, April 20, 2013 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Guided tours by students in the museum in English and Greek Light refreshments in the open courtyard American International School in Cyprus in collaboration with ICOMOS Cyprus Cyprus Department of Antiquities Leventis Municipal Museum in Nicosia On Saturday, April 20 from 11:00 to 1:00, our AISC Middle School and High School students will give guided tours at the Leventis Museum focusing on the history and architecture of the period of the British Administration of Cyprus. Our students have been preparing for this leadership role for several weeks. Tours are geared towards adults, families and elementary-aged children. Every year, countries around the world celebrate the International Day of Monuments and Sites through a variety of events. The American International School in Cyprus, along with our parents, is committed to “International Mindedness.” As such, our community celebrates the history and culture of the Eastern Mediterranean. In preparation, middle school students studied Nicosia during the period of British Administration. They visited the Leventis Museum and prepared research presentations on the history of two of the buildings that house the museum: the Main Building and the Constantine Leventis Wing. Constructed in 1882, these buildings reflect changes in Nicosia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Grade eleven International Baccalaureate students focused on the British galleries of the museum. Over the past few weeks, they visited the exhibitions, chose objects on display, and read primary texts. Their tours will begin with a discussion of the transition from Ottoman to British Administration and continue with an examination of the text Cyprus: Our New Colony. The museum is located within the walls of the old city at 15-17 Hippocrates Street.

and 334 km of TEN-T rail, and 2.4 million people assisted by the European Social Fund found a new job. Innovation and small business are receiving a huge boost from cohesion policy investments with many more in the pipeline. So far, 53,240 RTD projects and 16,000 business-research projects received investment, and 53,160 start-ups have been supported. As funds are utilised and projects get off the ground, the report documents a significant increase in the number of people supported in the area of employment from around 10 million annually before 2010 to some 15 million on an annual basis since then, and a significant acceleration of results since 2010 in the area of support for SMEs, with almost 400,000

jobs created (half of these in 2010/11) including 15,600 research jobs and 167,000 jobs in SMEs. Through its three Funds the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF), and the Cohesion Fund - EU cohesion policy is investing €347 billion in 2007-2013 in the 27 member states. This represents 35 per cent of the total EU budget for the same period (€975 billion). The report also underlines the relevance of the profound reforms currently being negotiated between the European Parliament and EU governments for cohesion policy from 2014-2020, including a more strategic concentration of resources on key priorities and more focus on results and evaluation.

POLICE are continuously receiving reports from members of the public who receive a message when they switch on their computers. The message says that their computer has been blocked because they have violated the copyright law in Cyprus and should download an attached file. When the user attempts to download the file, the computer is blocked and cannot be used. According to reports, the message shows the coat of arms of the Republic of Cyprus and a Cypriot or other nationality police car, or one belonging to other services such as, EUROPOL or the FBI. The message tells the user to pay €100 within 72 hours otherwise a criminal case will be brought against them. A technician can return the computer to working order. Police advice citizens to install antivirus software and not to pay the requested amount as the message is fraudulent.

MTN lures new subscribers PRIVATE telecommunications provider MTN is offering a 50 per cent discount on monthly fees to all new subscribers switching to their service. New subscribers who do not want a new phone can benefit from 50 per cent savings on their monthly fee for 18 months and continue to enjoy the full privileges of the MTN Pay Monthly plans, including free talk time and text messages, the company said. To transfer their number to MTN, people can visit any of the 20 MTN Stores or distributors with their last mobile phone bill and ID. MTN said the unprecedented offer was the company’s response to the consumers’ need to cut their costs without being deprived of the right to unhindered communication.

Wagon of Love collecting food donations today THE NON-PROFIT charity association Wagon of Love will be collecting food and essentials for needy families today from 11am to 5pm. Food and essentials can be taken to the home of Maria Andreou, a volunteer, at 11

Lacedaemon Street, Strovolos. Call 99606699 for directions. The association holds events to collect essentials every month. Today’s event is aimed at giving poor families hope and allowing them to have a better Easter.

PUBLICATION THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE RULE 32 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PAPHOS PROBATE JURISDICTION

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IN THE MATTER OF ENID WOOLGAR, LATE OF PAPHOS DECEASED Notice is hereby given that, after the expiration of 8 days from the date of the present publication, an application for the estate of the late Enid Woolgar, will be lodged in the Principal Probate Registry of Paphos, for the probate of the will of ENID WOOLGAR late of Paphos, deceased to Mr. GORDON DAVID WOOLGAR. Paul (Pavlos) G. Efthymiou Lawyer of administration 3, Kinyras Street, GLORIA HOUSE office 301, 8011 Paphos. Tel: 26948526, Fax: 26949324 email: epcats@logos.cy.net

“Needs are continuously increasing and I wish we could meet them all. The association’s warehouse is stocked up with certain items so it asks that only the following items be donated for the completion of packages to be delivered; oil, canned goods, tuna, tomato sauce, cornflakes, biscuits, different types of juice, Greek coffee, instant coffee, toilet paper, washing powder, washing-up liquid, shampoo and general cleaning products. If someone wants to donate essentials but cannot deliver them today, a volunteer from the organisation will collect them. “The needy families we help are mainly based in Nicosia but we do try to help other cities too. The essentials that go into each package depend

on the family it is going to. If it is being delivered to a large family, the package will contain more goods which may be more fitting for children,” the volunteer said. The association helps around 200 families monthly by visiting them personally. Vienna bakeries donate bread every day and Lanitis Bros contributes milk once a week. Other than delivering food and essentials to families, the association also gives financial assistance with household bills, school fees, medical expenses and the purchase of domestic appliances. Clothing and furniture is also given from donated items kept in their warehouse.  For more information call or SMS 96800272, or email vagoni.agapis@gmail.com


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SGOs look for €1.4b loan to sidestep troika Kittis: these organisations belong to the people and should remain with the people’ By George Psyllides

Kittis said CyTA and the EAC (above) could cover up to €1.2 billion through their immovable property and infrastructure

SEMI-state companies (SGOs) are looking into securing a €1.4 billion loan in a bid to avoid being privatised as part of the island’s €10 billion bailout. The proposal was tabled by the chairman of the telecommunications company CyTA and was discussed yesterday with the heads of the electricity authority (EAC) and the ports authority, among others. “These organisations belong to the people and should remain with the people,” CyTA chairman Stathis Kittis said. “I believe there are ways to mortgage the people’s property, instead of selling it, and provide the state a way out. Kittis said his proposal would be discussed by the boards of the various SGOs and then submitted to the government. According to the deal struck with international lenders, Cyprus should collect €1.4 billion from privatisations.

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In a letter to his counterparts, Kittis suggested selling the SGOs was the objective of certain circles inside and outside Cyprus. Kittis proposed setting up an entity where all SGOs will participate according to their assets, which however must not have any encumbrances. Kittis said CyTA and the EAC alone could cover up to €1.2 billion through their immovable property and infrastructure. The entity will then seek loans from international organisations, mainly from Chinese banks but also from HSBC, BOA/Merrill Lynch, and others which have shown great interest to lend money to credible organisations,

Kittis said in his letter. Cash could also be raised by issuing bonds that will be underwritten by one of the large investment banks, he said. The money will then be granted to the government as the SGO’s share but it will also be considered a downpayment for participating in the natural gas investment, the letter said. “In essence, this share will still be the property of the government,” Kittis said. The CyTA chairman said the link with the natural gas would add weight to the loan request and help secure better terms like lower interest and a grace period of three to four years before staring its repayment.

Driver chased by cops causes road mayhem A 42-YEAR-OLD man caused mayhem on the roads on Thursday afternoon hitting several vehicles and causing others to collide, injuring six people including three officers and a 6-year-old child. Police had asked the driver to stop for inspection on the Palodhia main road but he failed to comply, instead hitting the pedals and crashing into a police car with two officers inside. He then drove towards the Ayia Fyla roundabout hitting another police car and vehicle carrier as the first police car tried to cut him off in the chase. He hit that again too. The driver then headed towards the Polemidhia roundabout and drove in the opposite direction into traffic, causing five cars to collide. He also knocked over a traffic officer. Turning into another road, he again drove on the wrong side of the road and collided with another two cars, and while reversing, bumped into a police motorbike and finally came to a stop. He was arrested and was being held for questioning after police said they have found stolen goods in his car. The six injured people were taken to hospital, treated at First Aid and released.

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‘Local elections either a red or blue fight’ THE only “real choice” for voters at the forthcoming local elections is between the Conservatives and Labour, Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday. Speaking in Warwickshire as he launched the party’s election campaign, Cameron set out the three “big things” which would form the key battlegrounds for the Tories in the next two weeks. He said the Conservatives would fight for “the services on our streets”, “the pound in your pocket” and “the future of our country”. Voters go to the ballot box on May 2 to choose who will run their local councils and services like social care to bin collections. In a ten-minute speech to the local party faithful, Cameron focused on the threat from Labour and afterwards told reporters the “real choice is red or blue” referring to a vote for Labour or

BRITAIN TODAY ‘First black Met chief likely in 10 years’ LONDON could have its first black police commissioner within a decade, Scotland Yard’s chief declared yesterday. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, in an interview with the Evening Standard, backed moves to change the law to make it easier to recruit more black and Asian officers to senior roles. Asked how long it would be until London had a black Met commissioner, he said: “Within 10 years is realistic.” The Met has four black or ethnic minority officers out of the 34 at commander rank or above.

Bonuses targeted THE Church of England plans to use its £3 billion voting clout to tackle excessive City bonuses as it seeks to reignite last year’s “shareholder spring”. The Church, which holds a significant amount of its £8 billion assets as shares in companies, said it will challenge the City’s bonus entitlement culture by rejecting soaring director pay deals as the annual meeting season gets under way. Its new policy is based on Christian principles, but the Church acknowledged there is “no direct biblical guidance” on executive remuneration.

the Conservatives. Earlier, in his speech, he did not refer once to Coalition partners the Liberal Democrats or UKIP. There has been speculation UKIP may take a proportion of the traditional Conservative and Labour vote. Cameron said he was only interested in “fighting a positive campaign”. “The choice is between: do you want Conservative councils keeping bills down or do you want Labour to rack up your bills. “That’s what this election is about.” In a direct attack on Labour leader Ed Miliband’s policies, Cameron said “the scale of the challenge is actually laid bare today because this is the day when the leader of the Labour Party is turning left. “More spending, more borrowing, more debt - that is what he’s calling for, more of all of those things that got us into this mess in the first place,”

he said. Cameron went on to say the “whole Labour empire top-down, target-driven, big, bossy arrogance” had “all gone” under the Coalition Government, and said it was “can-do” Conservative councils which used the increased freedom to boost local economies and freeze council tax. Cameron added it was Labour “that left us in this mess” and who had “caused these cuts”. “We’re never going to let people forget that.” In a return to the debate on welfare reform, Cameron said taxpayers were “fed up” with their money being spent on the benefit bill. He said Labour had created “a culture of entitlement” when in power but despite “tough talk” had not backed the government’s recent welfare reforms, earning criticism from Cameron for not taking “tough and difficult decisions”.

The British PM set out the three ‘big things’ to form the key battlegrounds for the Tories in the next two weeks

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris in sex abuse probe Sun names the celebrity, other news outlets follow ROLF Harris has been named as the veteran entertainer who was arrested in Berkshire by police investigating allegations of sexual abuse following the Jimmy Savile scandal. Harris, 83, was originally interviewed by detectives from Scotland Yard’s Operation Yewtree in November and was then arrested over the allegations on March 28. Until now, the TV personality, who performed for the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee concert last year, had only been named online. However, The Sun have named him and other news outlets followed. Harris, an enduring family favourite who was made a CBE in the 2006 Queen’s birthday honours, is one of 12 people arrested under Operation Yewtree, the national investigation prompted by allegations against Savile. He was interviewed under caution on November 29 last year, five days after a search warrant was executed at his home in Berkshire. The Australian-born entertainer was also appointed Officer of the Order of Aus-

Rolf Harris, an enduring family favourite who was made a CBE in the 2006 Queen’s birthday honours, is one of 12 people arrested under Operation Yewtree tralia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list last year. He was recognised for his service to the performing and visual arts, to charitable organisations and to international relations through the promotion of Australian culture.

His hits include “Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport”, “Two Little Boys” and “Stairway to Heaven”, and he also painted an official portrait of the Queen for her 80th birthday. After his arrest in March, just days before his 83rd

birthday, a Scotland Yard spokesman said: “An 82-yearold man from Berkshire was arrested by officers on Operation Yewtree on suspicion of sexual offences. “He has been bailed to a date in May pending further inquiries. The individual falls

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PRINCE Harry, Britain’s third in line to the throne, will take part in a race to the South Pole alongside wounded British servicemen and women, he announced yesterday. The 208mile (335-km) trek to the South Pole will see Britain’s Royal compete against teams from the US and Commonwealth countries.

FORMER Conservative MP Neil Hamilton and his wife Christine yesterday settled their High Court damages actions against News Group Newspapers over the phone-hacking scandal. The Hamiltons both accepted substantial damages and received a public apology at a hearing in London. Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie also settled his claim on similar terms. Hamilton, 64, and his 63-year-old wife were not present at the hearing when lawyers read out statements detailing the settlements. Leslie was also

not in court. The announcement came during the 15th case management conference relating to phone-hacking litigation brought by scores of public figures and others. Mr Justice Vos also heard that a claim brought by the estate of the late Jade Goody had also now been settled. Jeremy Reed, the lawyer representing the Hamiltons, told Mr Justice Vos that the couple commenced proceedings last year “for misuse of private information and breach of confidence in respect of obtaining their call data by unlawful

means”. He said: “These events are believed to have taken place in around late 2001.” Reed told the court that News Group Newspapers (NGN) “now admits that Mr and Mrs Hamilton’s call data was obtained for the News of the World by unlawful means”. He added: “I am here today to announce that NGN has accepted liability for breach of confidence and misuse of private information. “NGN has agreed to pay substantial damages to each of Mr Hamilton and Mrs Hamilton, plus their legal costs.”

under the strand of the investigation we have termed ‘others’.” Reporters who rang the buzzer at Harris’s home in Bray, Berkshire, yesterday morning were told “no comment” by a man who answered. A short time later, a woman visitor who rang the buzzer and said “Hi Rolf” was allowed into the property. Harris is among a number of high-profile figures from the entertainment industry who have been arrested as part of Operation Yewtree. The investigation has been run in three strands: allegations against Savile, allegations involving Savile and others, and allegations involving others. The claims against Harris are not linked to Savile. Scotland Yard has refused to reveal any details of the allegations against him. A total of 12 people have been arrested so far under Yewtree, including former pop star Gary Glitter, DJ Dave Lee Travis, comedians Freddie Starr and Jim Davidson, and PR guru Max Clifford. All deny any wrongdoing. After his arrest last December, Clifford said the allegations against him were “totally without any foundation and they are totally untrue”. Travis and Davidson were both arrested and later rearrested after further allegations were made. They have also maintained their innocence throughout.

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Europe EUROPE TODAY Libya funds link probed FRANCE has opened a judicial investigation into allegations that former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 election bid won illicit funds from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the public prosecutor’s office said yesterday. The inquiry adds to the legal issues plaguing Sarkozy, who some see making a comeback bid in 2017 after losing office last year - a defeat which cost him the immunity from prosecution he enjoyed during five years as head of state. An official at the prosecutor’s office said an inquiry had been opened after allegations made by a Franco-Lebanese businessman Ziad Takieddine, himself under investigation in a separate affair of arms sales to Pakistan in the 1990s. Sarkozy, who met Gaddafi in Paris in 2007, has always denied wrongdoing and has pointed out that he was the chief advocate of a NATO-led military campaign that resulted in Gaddafi’s overthrow and killing at the hands of rebel forces in 2011.

Prodi snubbed FORMER Prime Minister Romano Prodi failed to win election as Italy’s new president yesterday after his nomination by the centre-left bloc enraged Silvio Berlusconi and increased the chances of a snap election in the summer. Berlusconi’s centre-right boycotted the vote for Prodi, one of the media magnate’s oldest political foes, and protested outside parliament, accusing centre-left boss Pier Luigi Bersani of breaking a promise to put forward a candidate it could accept. The vote was the fourth in a complex election process by 1,007 electors from both houses of parliament and regional representatives. A fifth and sixth vote are expected today. The failure of four votes so far underlines the raging political animosity and uncertainty more than 50 days after an inconclusive general election.

European Union brokers historic Kosovo accord Deal opens door to Serbia EU membership By Aleksandar Vasovic and Justyna Pawlak SERBIA and its former province of Kosovo struck a historic deal yesterday to settle their fraught relations, opening the door to European Union membership talks for Belgrade in a milestone for the region’s recovery from the collapse of Yugoslavia. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the prime ministers of both sides had initialled an agreement during talks in Brussels, capping six months of delicate negotiations after over a decade of deep animosity since Kosovo broke away in war. “It’s very important that now what we are seeing is a step away from the past and for both of them a step closer to Europe,” Ashton told reporters.

Kosovo’s EU’s integration minister, Vlora Citaku, tweeted: “And the white smoke is out! Habemus pactum! Happy:)))” Serbian officials said the deal remained subject to approval by “state bodies” back in Belgrade. “We will inform the EU by letter on Monday whether we accept the deal or not,” Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic told reporters. EU diplomats said there was very little chance of Serbia reversing course. The pact tackles the ethnic partition of Kosovo between its Albanian majority and a small Belgrade-backed pocket of some 50,000 Serbs in the north, a schism that has dogged regional stability since Kosovo seceded from Serbia in 2008. It will also likely open the door to greater international integration of the young state,

Suicide contemplated AMERICAN Amanda Knox said she considered suicide if her 2007 murder conviction of a British roommate in Italy had not been overturned, according to an advance copy of Knox’s forthcoming memoir. In her memoir, excerpts of which were obtained by ABC Television News and released on Thursday, Knox said she “imagined myself a corpse” while in prison and began considering killing herself if her sentence was increased to life in prison from her initial 26-year sentence. “I started to understand how you could feel so locked inside your own life that you could be so desperate to escape, even if it meant that you would no longer exist,” Knox writes in Waiting to Be Heard. The memoir will be published by HarperCollins on April 30 in conjunction with an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that is due to air the same day. Knox, 25, spent four years in prison for the murder of Meredith Kercher while both were exchange students at

Memoir forthcoming: Knox Perugia University in Italy. Knox was acquitted on appeal in 2011 and she returned to her Seattle-area home, but Italy’s high court last month ordered a retrial. She lists many ways to kill oneself in prison, including poisoning with bleach, swallowing shards of glass or a broken pen, hanging and hitting your head against a wall. “Less effective but, I thought, more dignified was bleeding yourself to death,” Knox writes. “I imagined it would be possible to get away with enough time in the shower.”

French family freed in Cameroon A FRENCH family of seven, including four children, have been released in Cameroon following secret talks, France said yesterday, ending two months of captivity in the hands of Nigerian Islamist militants. Armed men on motorcycles snatched the family on February 19 while they were on holiday near the Waza national park in north Cameroon, some 10 km (six miles) from the Nigerian border. “I spoke to the father this morning ... He told me how happy and relieved he was,” French President Francois Hollande told a news conference in Paris yesterday. “This is an immense relief. This will redouble our determination to free the hos-

tages who remain.” Eight French hostages remain held by al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant groups in the Sahel region. Hollande said there had been contacts over the last few weeks to discreetly free the family under French terms and denied any ransom was paid. “France has not changed its position, which is not to pay ransoms,” he said. The father of the kidnapped family, Tanguy Moulin-Fournier, worked in Cameroon for French utility firm GDF Suez. He was kidnapped with his wife, two daughters and two sons, and his brother, who was visiting them on holiday.

the last to emerge from the ashes of federal Yugoslavia but which Belgrade considers the cradle of the Serb nation. Serbia hopes it will be enough to win the green light on Monday from the EU’s 27 members for the start of talks on Serbian accession to the bloc. That process could unlock Serbia’s potential as the largest market in the former Yugoslavia and lure much-needed foreign investment to its struggling economy. A source in the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said the Commission would likely recommend the start of accession negotiations with Serbia, and set Kosovo on the road to a pre-accession association agreement. An excerpt of the deal seen by Reuters said that Serbia and Kosovo had agreed not to block each other’s EU accession. “It is agreed that nei-

Serbian PM Ivica Dacic walks past Kosovo’s PM Hashim Thaci (left) at the NATO HQ in Brussels yesterday (AFP) ther side will block or encourage others to block the other side’s progress in their respective EU paths,” point 14 of the accord states. “The agreement reached today between #Kosovo and #Serbia is recognition of Kosovo independence by Serbia,” tweeted Kosovo Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj. Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, who led a guerrilla army in an insurgency against Serb

forces in 1998-99, told reporters: “This agreement represents a new era ... This agreement will help us heal wounds of the past, if we have the wisdom and knowledge to implement it in practice.” Under the agreement, the north of Kosovo will be absorbed into the legal framework of the country but retain limited autonomy in areas of health, education, policing and courts.


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Syria’s Assad warns Jordan

Mystery of China bird flu grows

BASHAR al-Assad’s first public warning to Jordan over its role in channelling Islamist Sunni Muslim rebels to southern Syria, close to Damascus, points to a president increasingly rattled by the threat of a push against his stronghold in the capital. Assad told Jordan this week it would be playing with fire by supporting the rebels, saying the Westernbacked kingdom was just as vulnerable as his country to al Qaeda militants gaining ground in Syria’s two-year conflict. His comments came after weeks of fighting in southern Syria, where rebels have seized military bases, made advances close to the Jordanian border and the Israelioccupied Golan Heights, and cut two main roads to Damascus. Assad said he had sent envoys to Jordan in the last two months to challenge authorities over reports of Syrian rebels being trained in Jordan and thousands of fighters being allowed to infiltrate from Jordanian territory into Syria. Ideologically there is little common ground between Assad’s Syria, an Iranianbacked republic which backs anti-Israel militants, and King Abullah’s Jordan, a US-allied monarchy which has made peace with the Jewish state. But in an interview broadcast on Wednesday Assad said some officials in Jordan did not appreciate the level of danger which Syria’s crisis placed their own country in. “The fire does not stop at our border and everyone knows that Jordan is exposed to what Syria is exposed to,” he said.

HEALTH officials raised further questions yesterday about the source of a new strain of bird flu infecting humans in China after data indicated that more than half of patients had had no contact with poultry. The H7N9 virus has been found in 87 people, mostly in eastern China, and killed 17. But it is not clear how people are becoming infected and the World Health Organisation (WHO) says there is no evidence of the most worrying scenario - sustained transmission between people. The WHO’s China representative, Michael O’Leary, issued data yesterday showing that half of the cases analysed had had no known contact with poultry, the most obvious potential source, but he said it appeared human-to-human transmission was rare. “This is still an animal virus that occasionally infects humans,” he said. “With rare exceptions, we know that people are not getting sick from other people”. Experts say it may be premature to definitely rule in or out whether people sick with the virus have been in contact with poultry, and note that contact with wild birds is even more difficult to establish. A scientific study published last week showed the H7N9 strain was a so-called “triple reassortant” virus with a mixture of genes from three other flu strains found in birds in Asia. One of those three strains is thought to have come from a brambling, a type of small wild bird. Ian Jones, a virologist and flu expert at Britain’s Reading University, said none of the data or scientific analyses available so far have been able to pin down the exact source of the human infection or the route of transmission. “Those are the things we need to know about,” he said.

Former Pakistani president Musharraf salutes as he arrives to unveil his party manifesto for the forthcoming general election at his residence in Islamabad on April 15 (AFP)

Ex Pakistan president is taken into custody By Mehreen Zahra-Malik PAKISTANI police took former president Pervez Musharraf into custody yesterday to face allegations he overstepped his powers while in office, marking a dramatic break with a political culture in which military rulers have remained untouchable. The one-time army chief had hoped to rekindle a degree of influence by standing at general elections in May, but has instead become ensnared in a showdown with judges who fought bruising battles with him while he was still in office. “He’s been shifted to a po-

Musharraf shifted to police guest house over weekend lice guest house for two days of remand,” Mohammad Amjad, Musharraf’s spokesman, told Reuters. A magistrate had raised the stakes earlier yesterday when he ordered Musharraf be placed under house arrest for two days before he is due to appear in court on allegations of illegally detaining judges during a crackdown on the judiciary in 2007. Musharraf is accused of violating the constitution by

placing judges under house arrest after he sacked the chief justice and imposed emergency rule. Judges had signalled their intent to take a tough line with Musharraf yesterday when they ordered his case be heard in an anti-terrorism court on the grounds that detaining judges could be considered an attack on the state. Police later transferred Musharraf into custody at a guest house at their head-

quarters in Islamabad after a senior officer failed to issue paperwork necessary for him to remain under detention at his home, his spokesman, Amjad, said. Pakistan television broadcast footage of Musharraf leaving his farmhouse residence at an exclusive estate on the edge of Islamabad in a black SUV escorted by police vehicles. The spectacle of a man who once embodied the army’s control over Pakistan being forced to answer to judges was a potent symbol of the way power dynamics have shifted in Pakistan, which has been ruled by the military for more than half its history.

Mortars and bombs hit Iraqi Sunni, Shi’ite mosques a day before local elections

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MORTAR rounds targeted a Sunni Muslim mosque in Iraq and a bomb exploded inside a Shi’ite mosque yesterday in attacks that killed at least eight people a day before local elections. Saturday’s ballot will be a test of Iraq’s political stability with the government mired in crisis over power-

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mosque in Kirkuk, 170 km (100 miles) north of the capital, also killed one and wounded 12 more just as worshippers were leaving, officials said. Violence, suicide bombings and attacks have surged since the start of the year with a local al-Qaeda wing stepping up a campaign to trigger

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Boston suburb turns into virtual war zone Police confront two marathon attack suspects, one killed By Scott Malone and Tim McLaughlin POLICE killed one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing in a shootout and mounted house-to-house searches for a second man yesterday, with much of the city under virtual lockdown after a bloody night of shooting and explosions in the streets. Authorities cordoned off a section of the suburb of Watertown and told residents not to leave their homes or answer the door as officers in combat gear scoured a 20block area for the missing man, who was described as armed and dangerous. Officials identified the hunted man as Dzhokar A. Tsarnaev, 19, and said the dead suspect was his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26. The fugitive described himself on a social network site as a minority from southern Russia’s Caucasus, which includes Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia and other predominately Muslim regions that have seen two decades of unrest since the fall of the Soviet Union. Neither has so far been known to have come to the attention of US law enforcement officials, a US law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said Friday. Boston came to a virtual standstill after authorities urged everyone to stay at home. Public transportation throughout the metropolitan area was suspended, and air space was restricted. Universities including Harvard and MIT. and public schools were closed. During the night a university police officer was killed, a transit police officer was wounded, and the suspects carjacked a vehicle before leading police on a chase that led to one suspect being shot dead. Police were searching for the younger Tsarnaev, previously

Members of law enforcement agencies survey the perimeter near the home of hunted suspect Dzhokar A Tsarnaev in Cambridge, Massachusetts yesterday known only as Suspect 2, who was shown wearing a white cap in surveillance pictures taken shortly before Monday’s explosions and released by the FBI on Thursday. “We believe this to be a terrorist,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. “We believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody.” The older brother, previously known as Suspect 1, who was seen wearing a dark cap and sunglasses in the FBI images, was pronounced dead. The FBI on Thursday identified the men as suspects in the twin blasts believed caused by bombs in pressure cookers placed inside backpacks left near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The blasts killed three people and

wounded 176 in the worst attack on U.S. soil since the suicide hijacking attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The brothers had been in the United States for several years, a national security official said. A Russian language social networking site bearing Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s name paid tribute to Islamic websites and to those calling for Chechen independence. The author identified himself as a 2011 graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, a public school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He said he went to primary school in Makhachkala, capital of Dagestan, a province in Russia that borders on Chechnya, and listed his languages as English, Russian and Chechen.

Elvis impersonator charged over Obama letter FEDERAL prosecutors filed criminal charges on Thursday against a Mississippi man, who worked as an Elvis impersonator, for threatening to harm President Barack Obama by sending him a letter that initially tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was believed to have sent three letters, all with identical wording and type-written on yellow paper, to Obama, US Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland of Lee County, Mississippi. The FBI confirmed the presence of ricin in the letters to Obama and Wicker, but said it is “not aware of any illness as a result of exposure to these letters”.

A criminal complaint filed in US District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi charged Curtis with threatening to harm Obama and making other threats through the US Postal Service. If convicted, Curtis, of Corinth, Mississippi, faces maximum penalties of 15 years in prison and $500,000 in fines plus three years supervised release. Wearing handcuffs and leg shackles, Curtis appeared in court in Oxford, Mississippi. Local media reported that he made no comments except to say “yes ma’am” when the judge asked if he understood what was happening. His lawyer told reporters outside the court that Curtis was not guilty.

UN: halt to genocide trial in Guatemala is blow to victims THE United Nations human rights office voiced alarm yesterday at the suspension of the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt, calling it a blow to victims of atrocities who have waited decades for justice. Guatemalan authorities must ensure that his “emblematic” trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, proceeds fairly, it said. It is the first trial against a head of state for genocide by a national court, the UN said. A judge suspended the trial in Guatemala City on Thursday, saying all actions taken since November 2011 are void in the case of the retired general charged with war crimes.

Investigators hunt for clues to cause of Texas explosion INVESTIGATORS searched for clues yesterday to the cause of an explosion and inferno after an apparent industrial accident at a Texas fertiliser plant flattened sections of a small town and killed at least 12 people. Authorities said there was no indication of foul play in the blast at West Fertiliser Co, which they said had not been inspected since 2006, was storing potentially combustible ammonium nitrate and was located in a residential area. A Texas state official said yesterday that 12 people died in the blast and approximately two hundred were injured. Earlier, the town’s mayor said 14 had died. The deaths included paramedics and volunteer firefighters who rushed to the plant to put out an initial fire and likely were engulfed by the ensuing blast, which was so forceful it registered as a magnitude 2.1 earthquake. It left a devastated landscape, reducing a 50-unit apartment complex to what one local official called “a skeleton standing up”, destroying 60 to 80 houses and heavily damaging a nursing

Firemen survey the damage home and schools. Everywhere in this town of 2,700 known for its Czech heritage, shocked residents mourned the loss of family and friends. Brian Uptmor, 37 said his brother disappeared after he went toward the fire on Wednesday night to try to save some horses at a pasture near the plant. William “Buck” Uptmor, 44, has not been found among the estimated 160 injured at area hospitals, he has not answered his cell phone and his truck has not moved from where he left it. “He is dead. We don’t know where his body is,” said Uptmor, a former firefighter.


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Business Blackstone ends its pursuit of PC maker

Shares, oil rebound after the week’s major sell-off

BLACKSTONE Group LP has ended its pursuit of Dell Inc, easing the way for founder Michael Dell and his private equity partner Silver Lake to go ahead with a $24.4-billion (£16-billion) deal to acquire the world’s No. 3 PC maker. New York-based Blackstone pulled out just a month after it launched a challenge to the billionaire’s attempt to take Dell private. Dell’s shares fell 2.2 per cent in pre-market trading yesterday. In a letter published by a Dell board committee yesterday, Blackstone cited an unprecedented 14 per cent drop in industry PC sales in the first quarter of 2013 and a lower earnings forecast by Dell among the reasons for its withdrawal. “Since our bid submission, we learned that the company revised its operating income projections for the current year to $3.0 billion from $3.7 billion,” Blackstone’s bidding group wrote in the letter. The letter was published by Dell’s special board committee, which is handling all buyout-related matters. Three people familiar with the matter had previously told Reuters about the withdrawal. Blackstone and activist investor Carl Icahn, who has taken a significant stake in the company and opposes Michael Dell’s buyout, had made preliminary offers to the company challenging the deal with Silver Lake. Icahn’s chances of a successful rival offer are viewed by analysts and investors as slimmer than Blackstone’s, yet the deal with Silver Lake still faces significant opposition from some Dell shareholders, including Southeastern Asset Management, the activist investor that owns 8.4 per cent of the company.

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WORLD equity markets and oil prices rebounded yesterday in a relief rally after a sell-off this week that was triggered by signs of sluggish global growth. Oil prices pushed toward $100 a barrel and stocks on Wall Street and in Europe advanced as bargain-hunters entered a market still rattled by global demand concerns. Stocks have sold off on recent economic data and have been pressured by a plunge in commodity prices. The US benchmark S&P 500, down 3 per cent over the past four sessions, is on track to post its worst week this year, as were shares in Europe. The S&P 500’s close below the 50-day moving average on Thursday indicated the medium-term uptrend in the market could be in peril. The last time the index closed consecutive days under its 50-day average was in early December. The market’s advance is a reaction to the recent declines more than anything else, according to Jack De Gan, chief investment officer at Harbor Advisory Corp in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “It’s a relief rally after the last couple of days,” he said.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 15, 2013 in New York City The Dow was pulled lower by a rare quarterly earnings miss by International Business Machines Corp. Three brokerages cut their price targets for the company, and its shares plunged 7.8 per cent to $191.04, taking more than 120 points off the Dow. A lockdown and city-wide search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing after another suspect was killed may have contributed to reduced trading volume but did not appear to have an impact on prices. “A lot of folks in Boston are out of the market and anyone

not in Boston is stuck watching the TV trying to find out what’s going on there,” said Brad Bechtel, managing director at foreign exchange brokerage Faros Trading in Stamford, Connecticut. Volume also was subdued because of this week’s sell-off and the fact there was no US economic data released yesterday. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 9.95 points, or 0.07 per cent, at 14,527.19. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was up 11.96 points, or 0.78 per cent, at 1,553.57. The Nasdaq Composite Index was

up 41.61 points, or 1.31 per cent, at 3,207.98. MSCI’s world share index, which tracks about 9,000 stocks in 45 countries, was up 0.6 per cent at 356.04. In Europe, the FTSEurofirst 300 rose 0.5 per cent to 1,153.33. The yen fell after Japan said the Group of 20 accepted its stance that its recentlyannounced aggressive monetary expansion was aimed at beating deflation and not as a competitive devaluation. Traders said the lack of objection from the G20 to Japan’s policy encouraged

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hedge funds to resume buying the dollar against the yen, leaving it poised to test the 100-yen mark in the coming days. The dollar rose 1.1 per cent to 99.22 yen, leaving it within sight of the four-year peak of 99.95 yen reached last week. The euro rose 0.26 per cent to $1.3084. Brent crude was up 68 cents to $99.81 a barrel. US crude rose 41 cents to $88.14 a barrel. The benchmark 10-year US Treasury note was down 7/32 in price to yield 1.7083 per cent.

UK credit rating cut BP may delay $10b Mad Dog oil scheme

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BRITAIN’S credit standing took a further blow yesterday when Fitch Ratings became the second international agency to strip the country of its top-notch credit rating. Fitch trimmed the rating to AA-plus from AAA, citing a weaker economic and fiscal outlook. But it returned the outlook to “stable”, removing the threat of any further rating action, at least in the near term. “Despite the loss of its ‘AAA’ status, the UK’s extremely strong credit profile is reflected in its ‘AA+’ rating and the stable outlook,” Fitch said in its statement. Sterling fell against the dollar after the news. Fitch’s move is an embarrassment for Britain’s Conservative-led government, which had promised to slash the deficit and protect the country’s rating when it took power in 2010. Moody’s was the first agency to downgrade Britain in February and Standard & Poor’s has said there is at least a one-in-three chance it will follow suit. Sluggish economic growth has pushed the government’s deficit reduction programme several years off track, leading to criticism that its harsh austerity programme is being counter productive. Even the International Monetary Fund, once a key ally in the case for fiscal austerity, has urged Britain to consider slowing the pace of deficit cuts. Finance minister George Osborne admitted last month that growth this year would be half the level previously assumed and public debt would rise for several more years. Fitch’s downgrade will be seized upon by critics of the government’s austerity policy, but market reaction is likely to be more muted. France and the United States have both been stripped of their triple-A rating by more than one agency without any major loss of investor confidence.

BP (BP.L) is reviewing its biggest new oil project in the Gulf of Mexico, due to rising development costs across the industry, and could delay the $10-billion (£6.5-billion) scheme. British oil major BP said yesterday that rising costs made the current plan, under which construction would start this year, difficult to justify, becoming the latest company to reconsider the economics of a major project. “The current development plan for Mad Dog Phase 2 is not as attractive as previously modelled, due largely to market conditions and industry inflation,” it said in a statement. The company wants to get its core Gulf of Mexico business, which accounts for around a fifth of its global output, back on track after the disastrous 2010 Macondo oil spill, which is still the subject of a court case in New Orleans.

BP said rising costs made the current plan for the project difficult to justify It classes Mad Dog 2 as a “mega project”, meaning it requires gross investment of more than $10 billion. Construction of Mad Dog 2, set to become BP’s biggest new oil development in the Gulf for a decade, had been scheduled to start by the end of this year and the company has said oil should

start pumping by the end of the decade. “BP fully intends to develop the resources at Mad Dog Phase 2 and is committed to moving forward with the right plan,” it said. “It is too early to speculate when the details of the final plan will be approved by BP and its co-owners.” Elsewhere in the industry, cost over-runs prompted Woodside Petroleum (WPL. AX) to consider a different plan for its $45-billion Browse liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia in April. France’s Total (TOTF.PA) said in March it was abandoning a multibillion-dollar oil sands project in Canada. BP, in cooperation with coowners Union Oil Company of California, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corp. (CVX.N), and BHP Billiton Petroleum (BHP.AX) (BLT.L), is now evaluating how to develop the second phase of Mad Dog.


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Opinion

‘Heroic’ deputies need to put up or shut up when it comes to bailout PARLIAMENT is once again digging its heels in on the revised memorandum of understanding with the troika. Although they passed some of the legislation required for the bailout money to start flowing, key issues were put aside on Thursday. These included the revised tax on immovable property – previously opposed by big landowners – and a vote on a bill for additional scaled pay cuts (from 0.8 per cent to 2 per cent) in the broader public sector. No surprise there, although this should have been the easier of the two to approve, crisis or no crisis, if ethics were in any way a consideration for being a deputy. Also delayed was an item containing further restrictions on those entitled to free public healthcare. Under the bill, to be eligible a person must have made contributions to the relevant fund for at least three years, and must have submitted a tax declaration prior to applying for free care. It also provides for a 1.5 per cent contribution to the fund by civil servants. There is also the bigger question of whether parliament would approve the actual loan agreement in a vote now slated for next week. On March 19, deputies heroically rejected the initial bailout deal calling for a deposit haircut across the board. Yes, it was a lousy deal but their knee-jerk reaction only led to something worse because the heroic deputies jumped in without themselves proposing a less painful alternative to the initial haircut. And now, a month later, it seems they may take another ‘stand’ against the evil troikans, or at least pretend to do so in order to hold on to the impression that they represent the people instead of themselves and the remainder of the public service. Deputies, like the public, are entitled to slam the two-finger bailout deal imposed on Cyprus. The difference is ‘we the people’ are not the ones obliged to come up with a solution. They are. If deputies have a plan to prevent the haircut, stop the island defaulting, save the financial sector, initiate our exit from the euro, and to borrow a Cyprob reference ‘ensure that all the unemployed return to their jobs’, they really ought to share. If there is an alternative, let’s hear it. If their plan succeeds, they really will be heroes to the people and we will be the first to congratulate them. But just like the Cyprob reference, when you reject one painful compromise, you can be sure there will be an even more painful one just around the corner. More than 60 years of Cyprus’ history has shown this to be a fact no matter how unfair much of it was. So, if by delaying the inevitable, yet again, deputies are willing to force this country into bankruptcy, or an even worse deal, simply for the sake of grandstanding, then history is doomed to repeat itself. Parliament needs to put up or shut up.

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The battle for Burma L

AST month, as the anti-Muslim violence in Burma spread from Rakhine state in western Burma to the central Burmese city of Meiktila, Aung San Suu Kyi sat among the generals on the reviewing stand as the Burmese army marched past on Armed Forces Day. She is seen as a saint by many people – but she didn’t say anything about Meiktila, where just days before at least 40 people were killed and 12,000 made homeless. She hasn’t condemned the far greater violence against the Muslim Rohingyas of Rakhine state during the past year either, but there she had at least the flimsy excuse that this group are portrayed by the military regime as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. The military regime even revoked their Burmese citizenship in 1982, and they have never got it back. The claim that the Rohingyas are foreigners is a despicable lie – the first written mention of Rohingyas in Rakhine dates back to 1799 – but Aung San Suu Kyi didn’t say that. She just murmured that “We have to be very clear about what the laws of citizenship are and who are entitled to them.” Meiktila, however, was different. The Muslims of Meiktila, who make up a third of the city’s population, are not Rohingya, and there is no question about their Burmese citizenship. There is a large military base in Meiktila, and yet for two days the army did not intervene to protect the Muslims. And once again, Aung San Suu Kyi did not condemn what was happening. What is going on here? There is a long game being played in Burma, and we will not know its outcome until the national elections scheduled for 2015. The officer who launched a democratic transition after he became president in 2011, General Thein Sein, seems willing to return the country to civilian control after fifty years of military rule but he certainly intends to retain a major role for the army in Burma’s politics.

Comment Gwynne Dyer Thein Sein’s main motive for withdrawing the military from power is probably to end the country’s pariah status. As a result of the brutal and corrupt rule of the generals, Burma has long been the poorest country in the region. But there are several reasons why he would want to keep the army’s influence high. One reason is that his fellow generals would overthrow him if he did not protect them from future prosecution for their past crimes. Another is that the army is obsessed with maintaining Burma’s unity. Only two-thirds of the country’s 60 million people are actually ethnic Burmese, living mostly in the Irrawaddy river basin. All around the frontiers are large ethnic minorities – Shan, Karen, Mon, Kachin – most of which have fought against the centralising policies of the military dictatorship in the past. The military don’t believe that a strictly civilian government would be tough enough to hold the country together, so they have no intention of giving up power completely. As things stand now, however, that is precisely what will happen: in last year’s by-elections, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won 43 out of 44 parliamentary seats at stake. The military’s candidates would be simply wiped out in the 2015 elections. The army has to find some way to make itself more popular politically, and the obvious way is to position itself as the defender of Burmese unity against treacherous minorities. Then it might win support from the majority population – or so it clearly believes. The real separatists are way up on the frontiers of the country, far from the view of the majority population but the Muslim

Aung San Suu Kyi has been strangely silent (5 percent), Chinese (2.5 percent) and Indian (1.5 percent) minorities live right amongst the ethnic Burmese majority. So far only the Muslims have been targeted, but there is reason to suspect that the military were implicated even in the first outbreak of anti-Rohingya violence in Rakhine. There is no doubt that the army is now complicit in antiMuslim violence elsewhere in Burma. The military are clearly hoping that Aung San Suu Kyi will speak out in defence of the Muslim Burmese, and thereby lose her popular support among the highly nationalistic majority. Knowing this, she has chosen to remain silent, presumably thinking that all this can be fixed after she wins the 2015 election. This is almost certainly a mistake. The transition from a longlasting tyranny to a democracy is particularly tricky in ethnically complicated countries, and there are two recent examples that might offer her some

guidance. One was the end of Communist rule in Yugoslavia in 1991, when the Serbian Communist elite, led by Slobodan Milosevic, tried to keep its hold on power by playing on Serbian resentment of the other nationalities. The result was a decade of war and the fragmentation of the former Yugoslav federation into seven successor states. The other was South Africa, an even more complex ethnic stew. There the ruling white minority surrendered power voluntarily, and Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress did not pursue the politics of vengeance. As a result, the country is democratic, and it is still united and at peace. At some point in the next two years, Aung San Suu Kyi is going to have to decide which way she wants to go.  Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries

LETTER to the Editor Cypriots and others: putting solidarity to the test THE shock that our country has been going through these past few weeks is one that most of us have been prepared for. It has shaken the very foundations that we have been securely building and obliviously standing on, and it now puts to test the values that will either keep us together, as people, or tear us further apart. All of us encounter the growing realities of despair by those hit the hardest by Cyprus’ abrupt economic austerity. These are the realities of the unemployed amongst us, of the ones who fear losing their homes, of the pensioners and bankrupted business owners, of the mentally and physically disabled and of the elderly too frail to support themselves. What has been a breeze of hope in these desperate moments is the phenomenal wave of events being organised in response to the growing needs of the citizens amongst us. And these are not only the big charity efforts that are receiving immense support from people all over Cyprus. There are also smaller efforts; efforts whose character is more one of solidarity than of charity, and these too are multiply-

ing on a daily basis. These are the efforts of the people who come together and set up groups for collecting food and funds that would pay for their neighbour’s bills, people cooking for community kitchens, and people who volunteer to look after children while their parents go to work. All these efforts, small or big, the solidarity ones or the ones for charity, are a proof that Cypriots are capable of feeling empathy for another human being. Yet there is something saddening and incredibly worrying surfacing from these stories of charity and solidarity for our fellow Cypriots. These are the parallel stories of exclusion and hostility that are spreading with great aggression towards the non-Cypriots citizens of the island, such as the domestic workers, the asylum seekers, the refugees, the international students, and the undocumented migrants. What is sad is that once again these people are being used as scapegoats for the Cypriot ills, while all of us know they have played no role in bringing Cyprus to where it stands now. What is worrying is that we have allowed our understanding of soli-

darity to be manipulated and our feelings of empathy to be disturbed in a way that uses the “crisis” to justify the unacceptable discrimination and exclusion of the already marginalised and fragile people in our society. We know that we are not alone in believing that to emerge from this crisis, we must reclaim our vision of a community, based on solidarity towards every individual living on this island, irrespective of one’s status, disability, religion, gender, age, or ethnic origin. And this is because as Aurora Levins Morales once said, “Solidarity is not a matter of altruism. Solidarity comes from the inability to tolerate the affront to our own integrity of passive or active collaboration in the oppression of others, and from the deep recognition of our most expansive self-interest. From the recognition that, like it or not, our liberation is bound up with that of every other being on the planet, and that politically, spiritually, in our heart of hearts we know anything else is unaffordable.” Future Worlds Center


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Jay-Z and Kate Middleton on Time’s most influential list Special issue of the publication features seven different covers By Jill Serjeant TIME magazine’s annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world this year includes Jay-Z, Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Bryan Cranston. The publication has printed its annual Time 100, and the special issue of the publication features seven covers, each featuring a member of the list, including the rap mogul and the Silver Linings Playbook actress, US President Barack Obama got his eighth entry on the annual list of the 100 top global titans, leaders, artists, pioneers and icons, along with his wife Michelle, newly installed Pope Francis, British royal Kate Middleton, Beyonce, Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun and basketball player LeBron James. Former PayPal entrepreneur Musk was named on the list as his SpaceX develops space transport with an ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. In the international field, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Philippines President Noynoy Aquino, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and China’s glamorous new first lady Peng Liyuan were among those making the list. Time said that for the first time it is issuing seven separate covers for its 100 Most Influential People edition, which was published in the United States yesterday. Chinese tennis player Li Na, 31, the first Asian woman to win a Grand Slam title, and Bollywood actor and political activist Aamir Kahn, will be featured on the front of international editions, while Jay-Z, Lawrence, Musk,

Jay-Z, seen here on the cover of the magazine, is a recording artist and entrepreneur with interests in sport and fashion. He was described by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as embodying the American Dream Yousufzai and US Republican Senator Rand Paul will be featured on five different US covers. The list is not ranked, but Time managing editor Rick Stengel said the seven cover portraits “reflect the breadth and depth of the list.” Jay-Z, 43, a recording artist and entrepreneur with

interests in sport and fashion, was described by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as embodying the American Dream. “In nearly everything he’s tried, he’s found success. (He even put a ring on Beyonce.) And in doing so, he’s proved that the American Dream is alive and well,” Bloomberg wrote of the Em-

pire State of Mind singer. Yousufzai, 15 has become an international symbol of resistance to the Taliban’s efforts to deny women rights after she was shot in head in Pakistan in October 2012 for speaking out on the importance of education for girls. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton, said the Taliban

“almost made Malala a martyr; they succeeded in making her a symbol.” Lawrence, 22, won an Oscar in February for her role as an outspoken young widow in movie Silver Linings Playbook and is the star of young adult movie franchise The Hunger Games. The complete list can be seen at time100.time.com/

TV serial crime show No Friends reunion, says creator Dexter gets kill order CABLE channel Showtime this week pulled the plug on Dexter, the critically acclaimed show about a police analyst who is also a serial killer. Starring Michael C. Hall in the title role, the show that pushed boundaries in terms of violence and dark humour will conclude this summer at the end of its eighth season. “When it debuted in 2006, Dexter redefined the genre, by taking the anti-hero to new heights ... its cultural impact will be felt for years to come,” Showtime Chairman and CEO Matthew C. Blank said. Dexter earned Hall a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award. The show has more than 13 million fans on Facebook and about 7 million Americans watched last season’s finale. Hall, who is also an executive producer, told Entertainment Weekly that his character was ready for a final chapter after Dexter’s secret life of killing - which he justified on ethical grounds - was discovered by his police officer sister Debra at the end of the sixth season. “I’ve been an advocate for having a dialogue with the writers and getting a sense of how to best bring this story home - not wrap everything up with a tidy bow, but find some sort of conclusion,” Hall told Entertainment Weekly earlier this month. “There has to be an end game. Once Deb found out, it felt like we were moving toward a place where the world as Dexter knew it would end,” he added.

The comedy began in 1994 and became a worldwide hit

ROSS, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Monica and Phoebe are not gathering together for a Friends reunion, the co-creator of the global hit TV show says, quashing rampant rumours that a special was in the works for this year. Marta Kauffman, who cocreated the comedy for NBC about six 20-something singles living in New York, said a reunion was never going to happen despite multiple requests over the years to bring them back together. “I’m going to clear this up right now. No! Not happening,” Kauffman told entertainment outlet E! News when asked about the rumours. Friends, starring Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer began in 1994 and quickly became a worldwide hit.

K-pop tries substance over style in star search By Narae Kim and Jane Chung SINGING a duet in front of thousands of fans with South Korean rapper Psy, a world sensation for his Gangnam Style and Gentleman videos, would be heady for any singer, much less one who’s only 16 years old and has just launched her first album. But the soulful-voiced Lee Hi, like Psy, has been breaking rules for the K-pop music industry since her discovery in an amateur talent show two years ago, including looking more like the girl next door than a diva. South Korea’s love affair with pretty boy bands and doll-like girl groups may be starting to crack and its music industry is becoming more willing to experiment with talented and less lovingly groomed stars, following Psy’s megahit Gangnam Style, YouTube’s most popular song with over 1.5 billion hits. The song catapulted the sunglass-wearing singer with the garish jackets to global fame and gave an additional boost to the growing K-pop industry, despite his difference from the polished K-pop norms - a change that came just in time for Lee Hi, who sang with Psy at an April 13 concert at a Seoul stadium. “Other singers are very pretty and tall. I am short, no matter how high my heels are,” said Lee, referring to the height and well-groomed slimness of the nine-member Girls Generation, one of Kpop’s most famous groups. “I cannot beat them with looks, so I figured, I need to focus on singing well. That’s what I’m good at and like most,” added Lee, whose demure clothing contrasts with the long-legged, miniskirted look of Girls Generation. Lee was runner-up in a national talent show while still in junior high school, gaining a contract with YG EntertainmenT, the same company that manages Psy. The top song from her debut album, Rose, surged to the top of the charts after its March release. By contrast, the vast majority of K-pop wannabes go through years of rigorous training at entertainment agencies, sometimes even 10 years. Many in Girls Generation trained for five years. These “idol trainees” prepare with lessons in singing, dancing, acting and foreign languages and lives similar to those of military cadets. They live together, stick to a schedule prepared by their agencies, and practice dancing and singing for hours each day, without knowing if they will ever even debut. The result is an industry whose overseas sales surged 135% in 2011 to $196 million, according to a Music Industry White Paper published by the Korean Creative Content Agency. In 2006, overseas sales were worth $16.7 million.


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Tech

iPad city... how Apple’s tablet is powering London The #music app will recommend and stream songs

Twitter expands media capability TWITTER Inc launched a stand-alone music-streaming app on Wednesday, opening another front in the micromessaging service’s ambitious expansion into multimedia content. The iPhone app, called #music, will recommend and stream songs based on who users follow on Twitter as well as artists’ recommendations. The songs will be streamed via Rdio and Spotify, the subscriptionbased music services, and iTunes, Apple Inc’s music store. Twitter said in its blogpost announcement that #music will be available in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand was to begin on Thursday. A release date for the Android app has not yet been announced.

‘TWITTER ACTIVITY’ In a blog post, Twitter’s engineers said the new service “uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists.” “It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and centre: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists.” The new app, launched four months after Twitter unveiled Vine, a standalone video-sharing app, is meant to reinforce Twitter’s position as a fully functional multimedia hub, particularly in the eyes of teens and young adults. In its early years, Facebook Inc gained popularity by allowing its service to be integrated with YouTube and music-streaming apps like Spotify. And Apple, Google Inc and Amazon Inc have all recently held talks with music industry executives about entering the music streaming business.

From ordering a drink to medical notes, London loves its iPads

iRevolution: Apple’s tablet is all you need for life in the English capital

By Susannah Butter and Andrew Liddle IT could be how you order a drink in the pub or shop for clothes or even how doctors look up medical notes — all that’s needed is an iPad. There’s an iRevolution going on and London is leading the way. Here’s how the city has been iPadded out. Violinist Daniel Hope, who recently played lead violin for Max Richter’s Vivaldi Recomposed at the Barbican, says: “I’ve been using the iPad as a digital music stand for a year. With the AirTurn bluetooth footpedal and Forscore App, you have complete freedom to play complex scores without ever worrying about turning the page. You can also mark things directly into the music, something which will have important implications for orchestras and ensembles in years to come.” In dance classes at Everybody Ballet, music is no longer played on a piano. Musicians just download what they want and hook iPads up to speakers. Founder Isabel McMeekan says: “This works brilliantly. Not only are our iPads pianos and orchestras, but they also help us to plan ballet classes, draw images to aid teaching, photograph and film our dancers and keep us in communication with all our students.” Then there’s clothes. Designer Lucy Borland has made a coat with iPadsized pockets because, she says, “people cannot be without their tablets and have to feel close to the internet at all times”. Her coat is even designed to look similar to an iPad, with metallic Lurex. At Matches boutique shop, iPads are changing the way people shop. Assistants carry iPads and the shop calls its style “omnichannel retailing” — if you like what you see in store, get online

and find it in your size. The days of queuing for drinks will soon be over at The Thirsty Bear in Southwark and the Lazy Fox in Fulham. There’s a beer keg with a tap on each table so you just pour as much as you like and a tablet clocks it all up. There are also inbuilt jukeboxes and users can order food. The iPad is also changing childcare. At Brick Oven pizza restaurant in Chiswick there’s a video camera in the play area, linked to four iPads on tables, so parents can enjoy their meal and keep watch on their bambini. Over in Soho, Asian restaurant Inamo was one of the first restaurants to use iPads. Order on an iPad and then, if you’re tired of your fellow diners, play games. Wine lists are also presented on iPads. At Maze in Mayfair, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s and Bread Street Kitchen, you click through to select your wine by grape, price, region or food pairing.

Meanwhile, over at JuJu Bar on King’s Road, you can throw iDarts at a dartboard screen on an iPad. More doctors in the UK use iPads than in any other European country, with 31 per cent of them owning the devices, according to a survey by Manhattan Research. Cardiology staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital are using iPads to instantly access 3D images of patients’ hearts. “If an urgent case conference is called to discuss treatment for a sick child, clinicians can join it no matter where they are and access information,” says Mark Large, IT director at the hospital, adding: “clinicians need to be able to access data and update records while they are at the bedside, to ensure each patient gets the best care.” IPads are also being used to entertain children on the wards. Wellington Hospital has recently raised money to buy six for the children’s ward. And speaking of kids, at Bowes Pri-

Device for early kidnap alert KIDNAPPED aid workers could be saved by a new hitech bracelet which uses Facebook and Twitter to alert millions of people to a hostage crisis. The device has been fitted with satellite navigation technology and is linked to social media so it can inform on an attack within seconds. The first bracelets have already been handed out to save lives in war zones where the risk of kidnap is high. The Civil Rights Defenders campaign group, which has produced the bracelets, said the chunky gadgets can be triggered manually when an aid worker or civil rights activist comes under threat, or automatically if the bracelet is forcefully removed. Each device is fitted with mobile phone technology which enables it to immediately send out a message to any near-by contacts and to the Civil Rights Defenders headquarters where the at-

Defence: the chunky gadgets can be triggered both manually or automatically tack can be verified before a message is transmitted on social networking sites. At the same time, the bracelets issue the wearer’s real-time GPS location so rescue teams can locate where the attack took place and its timing.

Robert Hardh, executive director of Civil Rights Defenders, said: “Most of us, given the chance, would like to help others in danger. “These civil rights defenders are risking their lives for others to have the right to vote, or to practice religion or free speech. These are rights that Westerners take for granted every day.” The personal alarm, named the Natalia Project after Russian human rights campaigner Natalia Estemirova who was murdered in the North Caucasus in 2009, was distributed to five aid workers in Stockholm recently. But further funds are needed if more lives are to be saved, the Civil Rights Defenders said. “The fact that the whole world will immediately be aware of an attack forms a virtual, defensive perimeter around civil rights defenders, who are at risk, as these regimes want to avoid international attention and criticism,” a spokesman said.

mary School in Enfield the iPad has encouraged children to read to such an extent that, despite arriving at the school with below average skills, children graduate with above average literacy. “The screen is so large, we find it is perfect for group work,” says Gulev Karayel, ICT co-ordinator at the school, adding that “the iPad’s brilliant visual quality also really engages children with any kind of learning difficulties”. Meanwhile, Westminster council is installing “smart” street lighting, which allows engineers to see on an iPad when a bulb is faulty or running down. The iLights will cost £3.25 m to install but from 2015/16 they will brighten the bank accounts of Westminster residents, with savings of £420,000 a year across the borough. Lastly, at the Eccleston Hotel everything from spaghetti to spa dates can be snapped up on the in-room iPads. You won’t even need to get out of bed.

TODAY IN HISTORY

Milk today is commonly sterilised via pasteurisation

Pasteurisation tested In 1862, the first test of pasteurisation was completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard. Jars, sealed since March 3, were opened at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences on April 20. They contained dog’s blood and urine that had been kept at 30C. Neither liquid showed decay or fermentation. This suggested the possibility of heating foods sufficiently to kill germs without significantly altering their chemical composition.


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Grace Dent poses in Game of Thrones style clothing at Hampton Court Palace

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quite your thing. I told George RR Martin this, tactfully, when I interviewed him for his Sky Atlantic special in 2012. He was wholly gracious about it, like a man sitting on a multimillion-dollar for-

I love Game of Thrones as a woman, because Game of Thrones loves strong, valiant, complex women says Grace Dent

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IKE millions of devotees to the Game of Thrones phenomenon, I’m far from your typical ‘fantasy genre’ fan. In fact, on paper, all this talk of dragons, White Walkers and otherworldly tribes battling for The Iron Throne would be my ultimate TV turn-off. The Lord of the Rings I have been duped into watching twice, fidgeting through three long hours of chipper gnomes grappling about in woodland. It’s not for me. It’s the type of TV those men who leave Forbidden Planet clutching large bags full of Doctor Who tat settle down to watch, not the staff of Vogue and London’s finest. Then, in 2011,

along came the televised interpretation of George RR Martin’s multimillion-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire with a haunting opening sequence scored by Ramin Djawadi and showing an ever-shifting map filled with curious, unknown territories, then an opening episode set in an imaginary pseudo-medieval world filled with razorwitted women, gay knights, happy hookers and scheming serfs. Welcome to Westeros, a world where life is exceedingly cheap and the powermad, the Machiavellian and the wholly sociopathic rule. I was hooked, along with millions of others. For fantasy fans, Martin was

My favourite ch Stark, on the o perpetually on he between kingdo flawed peaceke Game girl: Catelyn Stark and Arya Stark left already a main player, a masterful, prolific author famed for his candid interviews and his habit of popping up in fan forums to debate plot twists and character flaws. To everyone else, Martin was a name one might have noticed on the cover of books in the bestseller section at an airport, smug in the knowledge that goblins and Klingons weren’t

tune, in fine health, with several more hotly anticipated books plotted and ready to go, can be. From the outset of season one this was big, brash, gloriously funded, lovingly hewn, trope-breaking television. I mention the price tag - about €4.5 million per episode - because when, one year later, the BBC broadcast The Hollow Crown, its adaptation of Shakespeare’s history plays, Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V, the discrepancy in budgets was starkly evident. While the BBC is


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kers and scheming sch serfs Tyrion Lannister often uses a common Hollywood ploy

tied by finances to hiring draughty National Trust castles and prop-department crowns, HBO can swagger in shooting a cast of thousands in international locations such as Malta and Croatia,

haracter Catelyn other hand, is er horse galloping oms on typically eping missions creating multiple courts and mythical continents. And while Shakespeare and other historical TV must stay close to the facts, Game of Thrones is free to cherry-pick the most intriguing strands of history and mythical legend, interweaving it all into a rather glorious made-for-TV tapestry. Aidan Gillen’s character, the slippery, obsequious Petyr Baelish, slinks into a scene in a black doublet and pointed beard, heavily reminiscent of Thomas Cromwell. Meanwhile, Mark Addy as the rotund, red-faced, booze-

Margaery Tyrell

sodden King Robert Baratheon can’t fail to remind us of historical hearsay about King Henry VIII, his greed, lust and subsequent gout

and syphilis. Game of Thrones pilfers and pays tribute to the juicier parts of history and religious studies GCSE we

hazily remember. The War of the Roses, the Holy Roman Empire, Genghis Khan, Vlad the Impaler, Viking legends, and numerous biblical tales of miracles, wilderness walks and the battle of good versus evil. I’ve watched many episodes of Game of Thrones two or three times, the first time just skimming the surface for plot and wisecracks, then returning again and again to enjoy the lush, ornate scenery and costumes and the multi-layered historical references. As a woman, I love Game of Thrones because Game of Thrones loves strong, valiant, complex women. It pushes its women - Catelyn Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister – centre stage and allows them to be warlike, ruthless and lust-driven. HBO’s previous big hits, such as The Sopranos or Mad Men, celebrate female strength yet still show women exerting power from the sidelines by nagging or emotional control. My favourite character Catelyn Stark, on the other hand, is perpetually on her horse galloping between kingdoms on typically flawed peacekeeping missions. A massive hit with audiences is the incorrigible Cersei Lannister, beautiful, delicate, bloodthirsty, in an incestuous relationship with her handsome brother, yet one can’t help but find oneself rooting for her. Cersei’s scenes are brilliantly pithy and ever tense; she’s a medieval Alexis Carrington pitching up at the bedside of a young child she has almost killed, weeping crocodile tears, giving way to a sombre monologue about her own dead babies. Cersei on rape, on marriage, on sex, on power is endlessly listenable. Women viewers also get a breath of fresh televisual air from nine-year-old Arya Stark rejecting her courtly path and training secretly to be a killer. Or female knight Brienne of Tarth, working three times as hard to be taken half as seriously in a world where often chopping off sex-

Cersei Lannister ist rivals’ heads with a broadsword is the only answer to improper conduct. And while I’m certain millions watch this show - filled with monsters, ghosts and blood drinkers - as pure escapism from an ever-depressing world, many others must love the parallels with the modern day. Just as we are intrigued by hierarchies and power struggles within politics, showbusiness and the corporate jungle, we can savour the same tactics within Westeros. I adore Tyrion Lannister’s game - oft played by Hollywood publicists to test loyalty - of telling four sources a different piece of gossip to check who’ll betray him first. Or Margaery

Tyrell and her work for charity, which will paper over any amount of moral sin. She truly is selfless. Or is she? Game of Thrones hammers home the idea - as subtly as a Wildling giant hammering in a tent pole - that nobody stays at the top of the pile without smashing a few heads and stabbing several backs. No wonder it is Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s vice of choice, her favourite character being the albino-haired mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, arguably the most powerful woman of the lot. Cynical? Yes. But I’m overjoyed a fourth season has already been commissioned. It’s a Game of Thrones, after all. You win or you die.


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(K) All Audiences (12/15/18) No admittance to Under-12s/ 15s/ 18s (N/A) Not Available

Times are subject to change, so check first with cinemas before you head out

Telephone no: K-Cineplex: 7777-8383

NICOSIA

Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 10.10pm

Broken City (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 7.50 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.35, 7.50 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 11.15am, 1.20pm and 3.25pm The Croods (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.20pm; KCineplex (Screen 6) (in English) at 7.50pm, weekends also at 5.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) (in Greek) at 5.20pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in English) at 5.20 and 7.50pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.20pm Oblivion (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 5.25, 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11.30am and 3pm Silver Linings Playbook (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7.45 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 7.45 and 10.15pm

Rio Limassol: 25-871410 Zero Dark Thirty (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.15 Rio Paphos: 26-207000 and 10.10pm; K-Cineplex,

Beautiful Creatures (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.15pm Pitch Perfect (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.50pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 7.50pm G.I. Joe: Retaliation (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 10.15pm Zarafa (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.35pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm Sammy’s Great Escape (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.25pm Cyprus Film Days (tonight at 5.30pm: Rude Boy) (tonight at 8pm: La Pirogue) (tonight at 10pm: Holy Motors) (tonight at midnight: A Gun for Jennifer) (tomorrow at 6pm: Loveless Zoritsa) (tomorrow at 8pm: Paradise Love) (tomorrow at 10pm: The Queen) (tomorrow at midnight: Death

CINEMA WEBSITES: K-Cineplex: http://kcineplex.com, Friends of the Cinema Society: http://www.ofk.org.cy

Weekend) (Monday at 5.30pm: Devils on the Doorstep) (Monday at 8pm: Boy Eating the Bird’s Food) (Monday at 10pm: The Hunt) Zena Palace (midnight shows at the Point Centre for Contemporary Art). All films with Greek and English subtitles. www. cyprusfilmdays.org

LIMASSOL Broken City (15) Rio 3 at 7.45pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 7.50 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5.35pm The Croods (K) Rio 2 (in 3D, in Greek) at 7.45pm, weekends also at 5.15pm; Rio 4 (in 2D, in Greek) at 7.45pm, weekends also at 5.15pm; Rio 4 (in 2D, in English) at 10pm; Rio 5 (in 2D, in English), weekends only at 5.15pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.20pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English) at 7.50pm, weekends also at 5.20pm Oblivion (12) Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 5.25pm Silver Linings Playbook (12) Rio 5 at 7.45 and 10pm. KCineplex (Screen 4) at 7.45 and 10.15pm

Zero Dark Thirty (15) Rio 3 at 10pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 10.10pm

Rialto Theatre (midnight shows at Art Studio 55). All films with Greek and English subtitles. www. cyprusfilmdays.org

Beautiful Creatures (12) Rio 6 at 8 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 5.30pm Pitch Perfect (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.50pm G.I. Joe: Retaliation (12) Rio 2 at 10pm. K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm

LARNACA Broken City (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 7.50 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 5.35pm The Croods (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.20pm; KCineplex (Screen 6) (in English) at 7.50pm, weekends also at 5.20pm

Zarafa (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.35pm Oz the Great and Powerful (12) Rio 3, weekends only at 5.20pm Cyprus Film Days (tonight at 6pm: Jubilee) (tonight at 8pm: The Angels’ Share) (tonight at 10pm: Boy Eating the Bird’s Food) (tonight at midnight: The Warrior) (tomorrow at 6pm: Elephant) (tomorrow at 8pm: Night of Silence) (tomorrow at 10pm: The Hunt) (tomorrow at midnight: Fair Game) (Monday at 6pm: The Sun Also Rises) (Monday at 8pm: Paradise: Love) (Monday at 10pm: La Pirogue)

Oblivion (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 5.25pm Silver Linings Playbook (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 7.45 and 10.15pm Zero Dark Thirty (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 7.15 and 10.10pm Beautiful Creatures (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.15pm Pitch Perfect (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.50pm G.I. Joe: Retaliation (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 10.15pm Zarafa (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek),

weekends only at 5.35pm Sammy’s Great Escape (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) (in Greek), weekends only at 5.25pm

PAPHOS Broken City (15) Rio 5 at 5.15, 7.30 and 9.45pm The Croods (K) Rio 1 (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.15 and 7.30pm, weekends also at 3pm; Rio 1 (in 3D, in English) at 9.45pm; Rio 6 (in 3D, in English) at 5.15 and 7.30pm, weekends also at 3pm Oblivion (12) Rio 7 at 5.15, 7.30 and 9.45pm Silver Linings Playbook (12) Rio 3 at 5.15, 7.30 and 9.45pm Zero Dark Thirty (15) Rio 2 at 9.45pm Beautiful Creatures (12) Rio 2 at 5.15 and 7.30pm Pitch Perfect (12) Rio 6 at 9.45pm G.I. Joe: Retaliation (12) Rio 4 at 5.30, 7.30 and 9.45pm Oz the Great and Powerful (12) Rio 7, weekends only at 3pm Barbie in the Pink Shoes (K) Rio 4 (in Greek), weekends only at 3.30pm

listings Today

ter on the decks. April 20. Club Nuovo, 11 Stasinou Street, Nicosia. 11.30pm. €20 Open Bar. Tel: 96-336649

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Spring Fiesta Festival in aid of the Cyprus AntiCancer Society with exhibition and sale of paintings, sculptures, photos, jewelleries, vintage bags and clothes, Easter decorative items etc, Activities for kids, songs, dances, bands from schools, food & drink and much more. April 20. In front of Phaneromeni’s School, all around Phaneromeni’s Church and Onasagorou Street (Old Town), Nicosia. 11am-7pm. Tel: 22-446222

Chamber Music Concert Concert with members of the CySO. The programme includes works by Benjamin Britten, Tomaso Albioni, Ayis Ioannides, Aaron Coplant and Antonio Vivaldi. April 20. Pallas Theatre, Paphos Gate, Nicosia. 5pm. Tel: 22-463144 Rembetiko Festival Svoura Cafebar presents music festival devoted to old rembetiko and laiko songs, with food & drink. April 20. Constanza Moat, Nicosia. 6pmmidninght. Free. Tel: 22-757750

Theatre The Monkey and the Sea King The Moscow children’s musical theatre of drama A-AI presents a musical based on African fairytales, myths and legends. April 20. Russian Cultural Centre, Nicosia. 11am. For kids from 3 to 9 years. In Russian. €10/5. Tel: 96-302770 Egg Salad A new children’s play, in a new theatre presented by Aiora. April 20 until May 26. Aiora Theatre, 4 Trion Ierarchon Street (Carrefour Volos Street), Limassol. Every Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 11am & 4pm. Adults €7/ Children €5. In Greek. Tel: 99-668843

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NASA International Space Apps Challenge Limassol A two-day technology development event during which citizens from around the world will work together to address current challenges relevant to both space exploration and social need. April 20-21. Cyprus University of Technology, CUT Studies and Student Welfare building, Athinon Street, Limassol. 9am to 6pm April 21. Tel: 97-719440/96-549344. misaakidis@ yahoo.gr. olia.dramitinou@gmail.com. http://spaceappschallenge.org/location/limassol Come Together Day Join the Grammar School helping those in need in a festival featuring futsal, games, table games, a bazaar, music and dance by GS and GJS students, food & drinks. April 20. The Grammar School, Nicosia. 12–3pm. All proceeds will go to the Cyprus Red Cross Society, Nicosia Branch. Participation forms on: www.grammarschool.ac.cy International Day Come and celebrate International Day at the school campus featuring songs, dance and drama in a spectacular

evening show of well-loved music together with popular food, games and entertainment. April 20. American Academy, Nicosia. 5-9pm. Tel: 22-664266 CIM Marketing Summit 2013 A conference that aims to provide the opportunity to Cypriot firms to be informed about the latest developments in the areas of Marketing and Management with international guest speakers. April 20. New Theatre THOK, Nicosia. 9am. Participation is open and free to the public. All presentations will be in English. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all participants at the end. RSVP events@cima.ac.cy or 22-778475 AISC International Day for Monuments and Sites Guided tours by AISC Middle School and High School students at the Leventis Museum focusing on the history and architecture of the period of the British Administration of Cyprus. April 20. Leventis Museum 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Nicosia. 11am-1pm. In English and Greek Vagoni Agapis Charity food collection for those in need. April 20. House of Maria Andreaou, 11 Lakedaimonias, Strovolos, Nicosia. 10am-5pm. Tel: 99-606699/99-622447

Tomorrow Exhibition Portrait of a City Pictures of the participants of the Photography workshop, with the subject of the old historical town of Nicosia, through the eyes of young people. April 21. Peace Cultural

Centre of Nicosia Municipality, end of Ledra Street, Nicosia. Midday-4pm

Municipal Theatre. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 24-657745/246-55794

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Music Workshop Concert The Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Music Workshop presents its 1st annual gala concert with works for solo instruments and chamber ensembles April 21. Pallas Theatre, old Nicosia. 8pm. Free. Tel: 22-463144

Die Thomaner – A year in the life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig the Pharos Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Zypern present the documentary by Paul Smaczny and Günter Atteln. April 22. Shoe Factory, Nicosia. 8pm. Free. Tel: 22-663871

Theatre Pasatempo New theatre group Attraversiamo, presents a show that consists of a compilation of scenes from Greek cinema from the ’60s and ’70s, blended together with dancing and singing. April 21 & 23. B Municipal Market (Theatro Ena), Limassol. 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 97-895323 The Monkey and the Sea King The Moscow children’s musical theatre of drama A-AI presents a musical based on African fairytales, myths and legends. For kids from 3 to 9 years. In Russian. €10/5. Tel: 96-302770 April 21. Theatre Skala, Larnaca. 11am & Limassol Theatre Arts School. 5pm

Monday Music Pianistic Paths – From Bach to Hatzidakis Piano recital by Vasilis Socratous with works by J. S. Bach, L. v. Beethoven, F. Chopin, G. Sviridov and M. Hatzidakis. April 22. Larnaca

Easter Decorations Handmade creations for children 6-10 years. Kids will experiment and learn to make small decorations that are quick with organic and everyday materials. April 22. Institut Français de Chypre, 3 Vasilissis Amalias Street - Agios Andreas, Nicosia. 4pm-6pm. €20. Tel: 22-459333

Ongoing Theatre The Eulogy A black comedy that breaks the mould on what we consider a typical monologue by Greek poet, playwright Iakovos Kambanelis. Until April 20. Epigoni Theatre, Kyriakos Karaolis Square, Old Aglantzia. Every Saturday at 8.30pm. In Greek. €8. Tel: 99-222974 In Motion The Black Box Theatre Group presents play by George Kleanthous. Until April 26. Old Vinegar House, 34 Genethliou Mitella Street, Limassol. Wednesday through Friday at 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 99-790819/99-349719

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Tom, Dick and Harry Satiriko Theatro presents comedy by Ray and Michael Cooney. Until April 28. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia, Nicosia. On Saturdays at 8.30pm and Sundays at 6.30pm. €15/10. Tel: 22-312940/ 22-421609 In the Land of Peter Pan The Puppet Group of Satiriko Theatre presents work by James Barry. Until April 28. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Aglantzia, Nicosia. Every Sunday at 10.30am. In Greek. €10. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609

Exhibition Erick Vittorino Solo art exhibition by Brazilian interior designer/decorator, muralist and colour specialist. Until April 22. ArtHouse 59 Kitou Kyprianou Street Old Town Limassol. Open daily: 2pm-10pm Norwegian Architecture Three exhibitions highlighting recent achievements in Norwegian architecture: Contemporary Norwegian Architecture #7, The Oslo Opera House by Snøhetta and Palimpsest – Norway by Claudio Santambrogio. Until April 26. The Department of Architecture, University of Nicosia, 31 Michael Giorgalla ,Str., Engomi Industrial Zone, Nicosia. Open daily: 9am-6pm.Tel: 22-842600/601 email: info.arc.@unic.ac.cy Christos Michlis Solo painting exhibition. Until April 26. Rouan Gallery, 28 Dodekanisou, Limassol. Monday-Saturday: 10.30am-1pm and 4.30pm-7.30pm. Tel: 25-350845


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You cantata beat the classics The Pharos Arts Foundation and the Goethe-Institut Zypern are joining forces to present local audiences in Nicosia with an exciting Easter programme, featuring two stellar concerts and a documentary screening. First up on Monday is a screening of the German-language documentary Die Thomaner: A Year in the Life of the St. Thomas Boy Choir, Leipzig at the Shoe Factory. The screening, which is free, follows the lives of the nearly 100 boys between the ages of nine and 18 who prepare a Bach cantata for performance each Sunday at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Founded in 1212, the St. Thomas Choir Leipzig is one of the most famous and prestigious boys’ choirs in the world, which celebrated its 800th anniversary last year. Through their personal stories, a sensitive portrayal of the St. Thomas Boys emerges, which raises questions about the fascination of the traditional ensemble. The following day, its time to enjoy some elevating music in the run up to Easter, with a concert of J.S. Bach’s Cantatas at Castelliotissa Hall. Bach’s cantatas comprise some of the greatest music ever written, yet many of them are rarely performed. The Camerata Crucianorum under the direction of Johannes Lang on the organ, featuring soprano Helene Lang and baritone Torsten Meyer present three complete masterworks. While everybody knows Bach, few people know his cantatas, and almost nobody knows them all. Bach wrote more than 300 cantatas during his life, of which about two-fifths are lost. While living in Leipzig, where he spent the last 27 years of his life and during his service as Cantor in four Lutheran churches, Bach composed the majority of his sacred cantatas. Incidentally the grandfather of the director and organist of Tuesday’s concert, Lang, served as Cantor of the Choir between 1939 and 1956. A versatile musician, Lang has given many concerts as organist, harpsichordist and pianist with chamber music both in his home country and abroad. Soprano Lang graduated from the Royal Danish Opera and has sung with wellknown orchestras such as the London

The Pharos Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Zypern presents two concerts next week, featuring the following soloists: (left to right) violinist Julian Fahrner, soprano Helene Lang and baritone Torsten Meyer

Sinfonietta, the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra and the Collegium Musicum Heidelberg. Her interest in contemporary music led her to found the cabaret ensemble Kurt Weill Factory which has performed in several established venues in Denmark and Germany. German baritone Meyer has established himself internationally as a versatile soloist and recitalist and is known for researching and presenting lesser-known repertoire. He also served as cantor and organist in Hannover where he was recognised by the city for his extraordinary contributions to church music with a Special award in 2008. Since 2009, he has served as Professor of Voice and Ensemble Singing at the Academy of Music Freiburg. The ensemble Camerata Crucianorum is an international ensemble founded in 2011. It is the ensemble in residence at the Kreuzkirche Freiburg, Germany, performing various forms of music, especially classical concerts and church services. Its special feature is that all musicians are familiar with playing both original Baroque and modern instruments. As part of the three-day event organised

in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Zypern, the Pharos Arts Foundation presents Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Ensemble in D minor. Among the many child prodigies that have made their mark in the history of music, Felix Mendelssohn is, along with Mozart, possibly the most impressive. By the age of 15 he had already composed 13 string symphonies and a number of concertos, and his first ‘proper’ symphony was not far off. He wasn’t merely highly productive however - his contemporaries recognised the high quality of the works he produced. Mendelssohn himself premièred the Double Concerto in D minor with Ritz in May 1823 at one of the famous Sunday concerts at the Mendelssohn residence in Berlin, but except for a second outing later the same year, the work remained unperformed until 1957. Lasting approximately 40 minutes, this captivating Double Concerto shows Mendelssohn at its purest and most imaginative form. Pianist Lang will team up with the exciting young violinist Julian Fahrner, and the Camerata Crucianorum, to deliver this wonderful work. The programme will also include J.S. Bach’s Sonata for

Looking Ahead Music Every little helps It started with Nicosia, then Paphos followed and now its Limassol’s turn to jump on the Cyprus aid bandwagon. After successful charity concerts that saw Greek and Cypriot artists join forces in Nicosia and Limassol to help those affected by the current financial crisis, Limassol is now pitching in with its own aid concert. The concert

violin and piano in G major, BWV 1019 and the Cyprus premiere of Raffaele Grimaldi’s Syntagma III for violin and piano. Die Thomaner – A year in the life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig The Pharos Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Zypern presents the documentary by Paul Smaczny and Günter Atteln. April 22. Shoe Factory, Nicosia. 8pm. Free. Tel: 22-663871 Bach Cantatas A concert with Bach Cantatas by the Camerata Crucianorum under the direction of Johannes Lang on the organ, featuring soprano Helene Lang and baritone Torsten Meyer. April 23. Castelliotissa Hall, old Nicosia. 8.30pm. €10. Tel. 70-009304/22-663871. www.pharostickets.org Mendelssohn: Double Concerto Pianist Johannes Lang will team up with the exciting young violinist Julian Fahrner, and the Camerata Crucianorum, to present Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Ensemble in D minor. April 24. The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Street, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €15/10. Tel: 70-009304

will take place on Wednesday at Enaerios Parking Lot from 5pm to midnight, and not only aims to help people in need, but also endeavours to send the message of solidarity and love around the world. Artists performing free of charge include: Giorgos Dalaras, Alkistis Protopsalti, Michalis Hatzigiannis, Glykeria, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Margarita Zormpala, Vasos Argyrides, Constantinos Christoforou, Evridiki, Despina Olympiou, Konstantinos Zorpas, Aristos Moshovakis, Elena Solea, Katerina Kouka, Lena Alkaiou, Melina Aslanidou and many more. The church, local authorities, organised groups and individuals are involved to ensure this

By Ledha Socratous evening will be a great success. Cyprus is enduring 15 per cent unemployment, and it faces tough austerity measures as it seeks to emerge from its banking crisis, so any help that can given to those struggling would be very much appreciated. Everyone is invited to contribute with food and basic supplies that will be donated to voluntary organisations, who will then distribute the goods to those in need. Limassol Solidarity A big charity concert with artists from Greece and Cyprus, aiming to collect food, medicine and other essential items to be distributed to people in need. April 24. Enaerios Parking Lot, Limassol. 5pm-midnight

For a full listing of the day’s events, see facing page


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Television CYBC 1 08.00

Moiraia Fengaria (rpt)

CYBC 2 08.00

Paizoume Kypriaka Local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect.

13.00 14.00 14.30

17.15

Edoxe Ti Vouli Kai To Dimo News Me Kali Parea

Vimmata Stin Ammo (rpt) Two episodes of local period drama, based on true events.

18.00 18.15

News Patates Antinahtes (rpt)

18.50 19.00 19.10 21.00

Ego Ki Esi Local comedy series.

19.30 20.00 21.30

Local Sketch News Savvato Ki Apovrado

22.30

02.30 04.30

News Tete-A-Tete (rpt) Savvato Ki Apovrado (rpt) Me Kali Parea (rpt) Repeats

23.15 00.10 02.20

06.00 06.30 07.00 07.30 08.00 08.50 09.40 10.30 11.20 12.10 13.50 16.50 18.00 18.10 18.30 20.20 21.20 23.00

Album Show News In English & Turkish (rpt) Euronews

Proini Enimerosi Dada Yia Oles Tis Douleies (rpt) To Pio Glyko Mou Psema (rpt) Men Kai Den (rpt) Paris Kai Eleni (rpt) Steps (rpt) Santa Yiolanta (rpt) O Tzitzigas Kai O Mermigas (rpt) Tihi Vouno (rpt) Laikes Paraskeves (rpt) Your Face Sounds Familiar (rpt) Niose Me (rpt) News Ekeino To Kalokairi To Kafe Tis Haras News Exairetika Afieromeno FILM: Indianna Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull The heroic archaeologist races against a sinister Russian scientist to recover a mysterious artefact of untold power. Action adventure, starring Harrison Ford. 2008.

Lost Fifth season. ‘Lighthouse’. Jacob sends Hurley on a mission across the island, but Jack must accompany him. In Los Angeles, Jack’s difficult relationship with his son is revealed. Meanwhile, Jin discovers that Claire thinks the people at the temple stole her son.

Variety show, with wellknown guests pretending to have a good time for the benefit of You At Home.

23.30 23.45 00.45

News In English New In Turkish NRG Zone Weekend X-Factor USA (rpt) American version of the talent contest, in which solo singers and groups compete to win a recording contract by impressing judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and LA Reid.

Local satirical show, using comedy sketches and embarrassing TV clips to skewer local politicians.

18.45

FILM: Hannah Montana: The Movie As the popularity of ‘Hannah Montana’ hits new heights, Miley escapes from under the spotlight with a visit to her hometown of Tennessee, where she learns there is more to life than performing. Teen drama, starring Miley and Billy Ray. 2009.

Vivian Kanari hosts new show featuring a mix of news, information and live music.

16.30

Kids’ TV Shown till 12.30, then repeated till midafternoon.

Local drama series.

10.30

ANTENNA

00.45 00.55 01.00 01.40 02.40 03.50 04.40

News Sports News Vradi Me Ton Petro Kotsopoulo Blackout Mavros Okeanos (rpt) News Eftyhismenes Meres (rpt)

MEGA 06.00 07.00 09.40 10.20 11.00

12.00 13.00 15.00 17.00

Ta Epta Kaka Tis Moiras Proino Mou (rpt) Kid’s TV Klemmena Oneira (rpt) Chuck

SIGMA 08.30

Feature-length animated adventure, dubbed in Greek.

10.00

A computer geek finds himself in charge of the government’s most sensitive data.

14.00

Oi Vasiliades (rpt) Pername Kala (rpt) Mousiko Kouti Live (rpt) Epta Thanasimes Petheres (rpt)

19.00

15.40 17.00

Me Ta Pantelonia Kato (rpt)

20.15 21.15 22.20 00.20 00.30

News Anonymous Mousiko Kouti - Live News Kapse To Senario

Greek comedy series.

Greek edition of the improvised comedy show, in which guests create spontaneous routines and sketches based on suggestions from the studio audience.

01.00 01.40 02.20 03.20 04.00 04.30 05.00 05.40

Kleise Ta Matia (rpt) Epafi (rpt) Eheis Meson (rpt) Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes (rpt) Patir, Yios Kai Pnevma (rpt) Oi Afthairetoi Palirroia (rpt) Ta Epta Kaka Tis Moiras Mou

Mes Stin Kala Hara

20.15 21.20

13.00 13.40 14.20

Oikogeneiakes Istories (rpt) The Cooking (rpt) Annita SoS

15.40 16.50 18.00

With News at 18.00.

18.45

Pame Paketo (rpt)

22.00

23.15

00.40 04.00

10.30

Local comedy series.

15.05 15.35 15.40

Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of Fotis - Maria Best Of Mila (rpt) Stin Kouzina Me Tin Dina (rpt) Greek FILM: Enas Trellos Tha Mas Sosei Vathi Kokkino Exelixeis Sti Showbiz FILM: Tricks Of A Woman

12.05 13.15

00.10 01.05 01.40

LTV Sports News Star News Repeats

Greek FILM: Afti Pou Den Ligise Telemarketing Greek FILM: To Katharma The Third Reich News FILM: The Fighting Temptations A man learns he has been left a considerable inheritance - but he must first ensure a choir wins a competition. Musical comedy, with Cuba Gooding Jr. 2003. With News at 17.30.

18.00 18.55 19.05 19.55 20.05 21.00

Remington Steele News Pacfic Blue News O Anthropos Tis Thalassas FILM: Steel Magnolias Drama, starring Sally Field and Julia Roberts. 1989. See Pick Of The Day.

Cold Case (rpt) Crime drama, starring Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush, a detective working for the Philadelphia police department, who investigates unsolved homicide cases that happened years before.

Las Vegas (rpt)

News Istories Tou Astinomou Beka (rpt) Mes Stin Kali Hara (rpt) Magazino (rpt)

Kids’ TV LTV Sports News (rpt) Star News Diet.. Please (rpt)

A fashion photographer bets a rival that he can transform an ugly duckling into a beauty. Drama, starring Vincent Pastore. 2008.

Drama series focusing on a security team at a large casino.

23.50 23.55

CAPITAL

Comedy. 1988.

20.15 21.15

News Al Tsantiri News (rpt) Live satirical comedy show that features Lakis Lazopoulos giving ‘his version’ of the news.

23.00

07.50 12.05

Weekend variety show, informative and entertaining.

talk-show that deals with human interest stories such as reuniting people, fulfilling dreams and connecting individuals who want to correct past mistakes.

With News at 18.00.

19.30

Barbie In The Pink Shoes

PLUS TV

23.15

FILM: Primal Doubt A married romance novelist agrees to meet a man she met on a dating website, but finds herself caught up in a murder case. Thriller, starring Janine Turner. 2007.

00.50

FILM: Barb Wire A leather-clad bounty hunter becomes a fugitive in a fascist future America after helping rebels fight the government. Sci-fi thriller, starring Pamela Anderson. 1996

In Time (Novacinema1, 19.05)

01:20 Dara O’Briain Live From The Theatre Royal 02:15 The Weakest Link 03:00 Walk on the Wild Side 03:30 Doctors 04:00 Casualty 04:50 The Diamond Queen 05:40 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 06:30 My Family 07:00 Garth And Bev 07:10 Tweenies 07:30 The Green Balloon Club 07:55 Me Too! 08:15 Garth And Bev 08:25 Tweenies 08:45 The Green Balloon Club 09:10 Me Too! 09:30 The Weakest Link 10:15 My Family 10:45 Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show 11:10 Drop Zone 12:00 Incredible Journeys With Steve Leonard 12:50 2 Point 4 Children 13:20 My Family 13:50 After You’ve Gone 14:20 Walk on the Wild Side 14:50 Casualty 15:40 EastEnders 17:40 Walk on the Wild Side 18:10 My Family 18:40 Incredible Journeys With Steve Leonard 19:30 The Weakest Link 20:15 Doctor Who 21:00 Being Erica 21:45 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 22:30 Bedlam 23:15 Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle 23:40 The Impressions Show With Culshaw &... 00:15 Bleak Old Shop of Stuff 00:45 Doctor Who

07:00 Sunrise Earth 07:55 Reign Of The Dinosaurs 08:40 Mighty Mississippi 09:30 The History Of

Singapore 11:50 Time Warp 12:15 Unchained Reaction 13:05 Meteorite Men 13:50 Cafe Racer 14:40 Science Of The Movies 16:15 Mythbusters 17:00 Man, Woman, Wild 17:50 Risk Takers 18:40 Cafe Racer 19:30 Mega World 20:20 The Aviators 21:10 Unchained Reaction 22:00 Man, Woman, Wild 22:50 Risk Takers 23:40 River Monsters 00:30 Chasing Classic Cars 01:15 Man, Woman, Wild 02:05 Risk Takers 02:55 Cafe Racer 05:20 Chasing Classic Cars 06:10 The Aviators

09:30 Fitness: The Box 09:45 Snooker: World Championship Un. Kingdom 15:00 Gymnastics: European Championship 16:30 Snooker: World Championship Un. Kingdom 19:30 Football: Uefa Women’s Champions League 21:00 Snooker: World Championship Un. Kingdom 00:00 Equestrian Sports: Riders Club 00:15 Fight Sport: Superkombat 01:30 Snooker: World Championship Un. Kingdom

05:40 The Gates 06:30 Desperate Housewives 7 10:20 Raising Hope 2 11:10 Scrubs 9 12:00 Happy

Endings 3 12:25 Don’t Trust The B...In Apartment 23 2 12:50 Make It Or Break It 14:30 Grey’s Anatomy 15:20 Grey’s Anatomy 8 18:30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 21:00 Once Upon A Time 2 21:50 Revenge 2 22:40 Modern Family 4 23:05 New Girl 2 23:30 Jane By Design 00:20 Bones 04:25 Raising Hope

07:30 Nine 09:30 Chain Of Fools 11:15 Monsters Vs. Aliens 13:00 Unknown (2011) 15:00 Battle Los Angeles 17:00 Pre-Game 18:00 A’ Division Cyprus Soccer Championship 2012-13 (Live) 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Private Benjamin 23:00 Paranormal Activity 00:35 Hustler TV 02:30 Last Days Of Disco 04:30 Machete 06:30 LTV Sports News (E)

07:00 Kids TV 13:15 Legion Of Super Heroes 13:40 Max Adventures 14:05 Barclays Premier League Preview 14:45 Ironman 15:45 Toyota Australian Football International 2012 16:15 Best Premier League Games 17:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 21:00 Liga Bbva 2012-13 23:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 01:00 Liga Bbva 2012-13 03:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 05:00 Best Clas-

sic Premier League Games

07:15 Pan Am 08:00 Friends 08:30 Big Bang Theory 09:00 2 Broke Girls 09:30 2 Broke Girls 10:00 Privileged 10:45 Strike Back 11:45 Mentalist 12:30 Hawaii Five-0 13:15 Top Boy 14:15 Necessary Roughness 15:00 Supernatural 00:05 Prey 02:00 80 Minutes 03:45 Action Zone 04:15 Closer

07:30 Scooby-Doo 09:00 Next Three Days 11:30 Up In The Air 13:30 Winning Season 15:30 Extract 17:15 Majestic 20:00 Somewhere 22:00 Whistleblower 00:05 Daring! TV 04:05 Corporate Affairs 06:00 Scanner Darkly

05:35 Encounter With Danger 07:05 Cine News 07:40 Amador 11:35 Cine News 12:00 Chicken With Plums 13:35 The Sitter 15:00 Ncis 16:50 Cine News 17:30 Flicka 3: Best Friends 19:05 In Time 22:00 That’s My Boy 00:05 Magic Mike 02:00 The Following Guilt 02:50 Sister 04:35 London

05:40 The Ghost And The Dark-

England 14:00 America’s Game: 1976 Oakland Raiders 15:00 European Tour Real Seguros Open De Espana Rd. 3 18:30 NHL: Nashville Predators At Chicago Blackhawks 21:00 MLB Player Poll 21:30 MLB On FOX: Washington Nationals At New York Mets

ness 07:30 Captain America: The First Avenger 09:40 Music Of The Heart 11:50 The Smurfs 15:40 Suddenly, Last Summer 17:40 Mad On Novacinema 18:20 Three On A Couch 20:15 Intolerable Cruelty 22:00 Gone Baby Gone 00:00 Passion Play 01:40 $5 A Day 03:20 There Will Be Blood

05:10 Payback 06:50 Tt: Closer To The Edge 08:35 Cine News 08:50 Fast Five 11:00 War Horse 13:30 Extreme Measures 15:30 The Bourne Identity 17:30 Transporter 2 19:05 Margin Call 21:00 Loyfa Kai Parallagi: Sirines Sti Steria 23:00 The Hit List 00:40 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone 03:50 Colombiana

06:10 Wings Of The Dove 07:50 Oneireyomai Tous Filous Mou

09:45 The Stone Angel 11:40 Let’s Make Love 13:50 My Father The Hero 15:25 Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 17:00 War Of The Buttons 21:00 The Three Musketeers 22:55 Sweet Home Alabama 00:50 Restoration 02:50 Manolete 04:20 Our Day Will Come

02:30 TBA 03:30 NHL: Nashville Predators At Chicago Blackhawks 06:00 Pinks All Out Norwalk 07:00 Golf Fitness - Rotation 07:30 Golf Fitness - Women 08:00 Feherty 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 Playing Lessons - Fred Couples & Mark Wahlberg 10:00 Golf Central International 10:30 NHL: Nashville Predators At Chicago Blackhawks 13:00 Super Bowl Highlights: XIX: San Francisco V Miami 13:30 Super Bowl Highlights: XX: Chicago V New

06:00 Only Hits 11:00 Pure Local 12:00 MTV World Stage 13:00 2013 MTV Movie Awards 15:00 MTV Crash Canyon 16:00 MTV Mission Lydia 16:30 MTV Everyday Girls 17:00 MTV Movies & Stars 18:00 MTV Megadrive 18:30 MTV Slips 19:00 Only Hits 20:00 2013 MTV Movie Awards 22:00 Only Hits 00:00 S7S Lockdown Top10 00:30 MTV Party Zone 04:00 Only Hits

07:00 The Clock 08:35 Mr. Skeffington 11:00 High Society 12:50 The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm 15:00 Mildred Pierce 16:50 East Side, West Side 18:35 The Strawberry Blonde 20:10 Elvis: That’s the Way It Is 22:00 Wild Rovers 00:15 Grand Prix 03:05 The Biggest Bundle Of Them All 04:50 Eye of the Devil

By Preston Wilder

Steel Magnolias (Capital, 21.00) Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts and Olympia Dukakis are magnolias - gracious, beautiful Southern flowers - but beware, for they’re made of steel beneath the feminine trappings. “Looks like two pigs fightin’ under a blanket,” quips sharptongued Olympia when a rival makes the mistake of dancing, a reminder that the tag-line described this smash-hit chick-flick as “The funniest movie ever to make you cry”; the crying comes later, with irrepressible Julia (Oscar-nominated) who gets married, has a child despite being diabetic and ... well, you’ll find out. The ladies sit around in Dolly’s beauty parlour, feudin’ and bickerin’ and gossipin’; “I don’t see movies ’cause

they’re trash, and they got nothin’ but naked people in ‘em!” says grumpy Shirley at one point - and an audience of middle-aged women who feel similarly about (most) movies took this one to their hearts, making it a huge hit. Manipulative, but not trash - and no naked people, sorry Julia fans. Made in 1989.

That’s My Boy (Novacinema1, 22.00) I have a confession: I don’t hate Adam Sandler films. I mean yes, they’re obviously mindless and aimed at your inner cretin - but they usually manage a couple of mind-bending gags (even Jack and Jill had the whole Al Pacino sub-plot) that make them unexpected, if

That’s My Boy

not exactly good. That said, I haven’t seen this one, pairing Sandler with Andy Samberg from ‘Lonely Island’ (their comedy songs have over 40 million hits on YouTube); Adam is an irresponsible dad, Andy the son he fathered at age 13 (a schoolboy crush on a teacher that “went a little too far”) and raised as a single parent. Andy’s now a rich hedge-fund manager, Adam needs cash in a hurry - so he suddenly shows up just as his estranged son is about to get married, and of course the two ultimately bond and so on and so forth. Sounds pretty lame, then again all Adam Sandler films sound pretty lame - because they are pretty lame; still, I can’t bring myself to hate them. Also with 80s rapper Vanilla Ice (as himself). Made in 2012.


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CRYPTIC: Across – 1 School age; 8 Loch; 9 Slategrey; 10 Smut; 13 Beano; 15 Hither; 16 Averse; 17 Parent; 19 Fringe; 20 Great; 21 Loll; 24 Initially; 25 Send; 26 Sharp bend. Down – 2 Call; 3 Onto; 4 Logger; 5 Gretna; 6 Boomerang; 7 Shattered; 11 Shapeless; 12 Startling; 13 Being; 14 Overt; 18 Trench; 19 Factor; 22 Lamb; 23 Flan.

QUICK: Across – 1 Brokerage; 8 Croc; 9 Bisecting; 10 Anti; 13 Yearn; 15 Lichen; 16 Yogurt; 17 Sadism; 19 Dancer; 20 Timid; 21 Role; 24 Blacklist; 25 Onus; 26 Brushwood. Down – 2 Rail; 3 Keen; 4 Rotten; 5 Gentry; 6 Pronounce; 7 Scripture; 11 Classroom; 12 Acidulous; 13 Yeast; 14 Nomad; 18 Miller; 19 Discus; 22 Claw; 23 Oslo.

ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

There could be a lot of information flying around today in fact, almost too much. You may feel like your brain is becoming scrambled, or you’re suffering from overload. If you have an open mind, you could make some very inspiring discoveries that catapult you into a new sphere. Mars’s move into Taurus brings a sensual and unhurried energy to new projects.

You and your friends may be open to all kinds of original and novel ideas on how to spend the weekend. There’s even the chance of an impromptu trip triggered by a Mercury/Uranus conjunction. You might want to go for it, as it could open a door into a long sought-after area. Mars spices up your career zone, getting you ready for success.

You could feel that anything is possible as you envision exciting hopes and dreams. Sharing your thoughts and ideas with your latest romantic interest or even a friend, could turn you into a happy optimist. Tasks, health matters and daily routines may need attention and could bring complications, especially if you’ve been more lax of late.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

Mars enters your sign which may bring some great financial opportunities your way, especially if you’re prepared to put in serious effort. Abundance, hope and an appreciation of quality items and good business deals may be more apparent. Watch your dreams too, as a vivid and inspired night reverie may give you an awesome idea you’ll want to explore.

Be careful with joint financial issues today. Refuse to involve yourself in decisions which could cause a minor meltdown in your situation - such as deciding to buy something which is way above your limit that leaves you short. Instead, adhere to a brainwave which may encourage your money to work harder for you. Travel and adventure are calling your name.

Moods could run the gamut from impulsive and risk taking to fearful and insecure, or from easygoing to controlling - which makes gut reactions a poor guide for decisions affecting family issues. However, inspired thinking may save the day yet. Mars’s move into Taurus, reminds you that romantic affections and creative pastimes are there to enjoy.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Ordinary routine could easily be turned into something extraordinary by involving the right kind of people. Today could be the better half of the weekend, as your social life seems set to sparkle. Early on is best for getting ideas across and acquiring much needed information. A spontaneous conversation could involve an interesting proposition.

A spontaneous reaction may cause the rug to be pulled out from under you - dissipating the peace, especially if a partner or friends are involved. Plans could take a tumble and minds may change abruptly, which could put you on nervous footing. The desire to splash out on a few luxuries to help you feel better about things may be hard to resist.

Unpredictable factors may have an effect on your choices and on others’ motives now. Try to be flexible and keep your options open. You could surprise yourself with how creative and original you can be, or inject more spark into an existing project. A chance encounter could also be stimulating. Looking for a new gadget? You may come across just the thing!

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

The arrival of energetic Mars in Taurus can be seen as a stabilizing, yet proactive energy in your world of friendships and networking. It may be an idea to share your special dreams and be determined to make them happen. Career-wise, there’s a definite buzz in the air with the potential for something very exciting to happen. Be ready for action.

It may be to your advantage to be flexible today. There seems to be very little time lag between thought and action, so be ready to take off at a moment’s notice. People may spring all sorts of novel ideas on you - which you may want to be involved in. Meanwhile, relationships take on a more sensuous and heady energy as Mars springs a surprise.

Mars moves into Taurus today, which may help you create a strategy for a long-term plan, improve communications or profit from activities in your local area. You may also be searching for information that promotes financial and practical growth. The spotlight is on financial decisionmaking. Yet an impromptu spending spree can still seriously tempt you.


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PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA LUXURY APARTMENT in Asinou Court 4-6 Acropolis. Consists 3 bedrooms with bathroom in main bedroom, big sitting room ,central heating & a/c in sitting room & main bedroom. Kitchen with the electrical appliances, covered parking, partly furnished. For more information call Mrs Constantinou daily 22775629 or 97665995 must speak Greek. ***************************** TO LET Villa Dasoupolis with pool mature garden €5000 Ayioi Omoloyitae 3 level house c/h a/c €3000 Mak/ssa f/f house 4 bedr., €1500 Strovolos f/f house 4 bedr., €1200 3 bedr., flat center f/f €1000 2 bedr., Acropolis/ Ma/ssa f/f €600 center 1 bedr.,f/f €550 Photos www.markidesestates. com Markides 22- 378898 / 99464764 Reg.No. 487 E 16 ***************************** FOR RENT: 2 bed-room flat in Nikis Avn in Nicosia. Completely renovated, with electric supplies. Excellent for office or flat. With furniture or not. 3 bed-room flat in Nicosia near Central Bank, 140 m. Completely renovated like new. Mob : 99 460 860

Paphos - tel: 26 911383 fax: 26221049

***************************** FLATS/HOUSES FOR RENT studio Makarios Av. €300, Kennedy furnished €300, 1 bdrm Str/los €400, Hilton €400, 2 bdrm Lycavitos €480 fully equipped, Ag. Dometios ground floor + garden €450, Ag. Paylos rear house newly built €390, Acropolis furnished €450, 3 bdrm Ag. Omologites garden €700, Nikis Av. Furnished €500, Archangelos detached with pool €1,200, Acropolis independent ideal for office/residence €750, 4 bdrm Kwsta Theodorou new house €1,100, Mosfiloti unique villa with pool/landscaping €2,500. 99474839, 99646822. 21 PROPERTY FINDER LTD. Licenced & Registered Estate Agents A.M.627 A.A.108/E ***************************** FOR RENT a spacious two bedroom apartment, near Hilton and Central Bank. Living/dining room, sitting room, large veranda, kitchen, c/h, s/h, covered parking. Title deeds. Tel. 99519370. ***************************** TO LET 1 bedroom upper floor house, large veranda near restaurant Periyiali in Acropolis 5 Aeantos Street €300 call 99680208 ***************************** LUXURY HOUSES:

1. 4 bedr luxury detached house built in 3/4 of a plot, office space, central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining area, separate big kitchen with family room and all the electrical appliances, blinds and curtains on all windows, aluminium shutters, big garden with grass, 3 wc, covered parking, in a quiet area – Strovolos €1000 (H4ST10051-R), (photos in the website) 2. 3 bedr luxury terraced house, 210sq.m,central heating, full a/c, marble floor in the sitting areas and solid parquet floor on stairs and bedrooms, 4 wc,3 bathrooms, 2 en suite, big verandas, electrical appliances in the kitchen, 3 covered parking spaces, roof garden access, in a quiet neighbourhood on Mon Parnas hill – Engomi €850 (photos in the website). 3. 3 bedr luxury semi detached house, a/ c for hot and cold in all the rooms, blinds, electrical appliances in the kitchen,2wc, big patio with tiles, in a quiet area in a dead end – Strovolos €550 (H3ST10002-R) (photos in the website) 4. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house,230sq.m,big sitting and dining area with solid parquet floor, big kitchen with cooker and oven,3wc,2 bathrooms, curtains on all windows, small garden, patio, central heating, full A/C, covered parking in a

Larnaca - tel: 99 634725

classified contents Employment Opportunities pg 22 Employment Miscellaneous 22 Pets 22 Lessons 22 Health & Fitness 22 Personal 22 Services 22 For Sale Miscellaneous 22 For Sale Land/ Property Business 22 For Sale Motor vehicles -Properties Wanted -To Let Nicosia 22 To Let Limassol 25 To Let Larnaca 25 To Let Paphos 25 To Let Protaras, Ayia Napa, Paralimni -For Sale Nicosia 27 For Sale Limassol -For Sale Larnaca -For Sale Paphos 27 For Sale Ayia Napa -For Sale Famagusta Protaras 27 For Sale Athens -Property& Home Services display ads -Churches 26

abbreviations bdrm c/h a/c s/pool f/f apt pm pw sw nw st rd p/s c/l swb r/cass e/w

bedroom central heating air conditioning swimming pool fully furnished apartment per month per week south west north west street road power steering central locking short wheel base radio cassette electric windows

Please note tel nos. that begin with: 22 = Nicosia 23 = Paralimni/Protaras 24 = Larnaca 25 = Limassol 26 = Paphos


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA dead and near French Ambassador house- Strovolos €950 (H4ST10012-R) (photos in the website) 5. 4 bedr+ very big attic room separated in 2 rooms +separate room for the maid in the basement luxury fully renovated detached house with big sitting and dining room with fire place, big kitchen with electrical appliances sitting room and breakfast area, 3 bathrooms, floor heating independent with grass, a/c units, garden with grass and covered patio, in a quiet area near the International fair in the central part of Makedonitissa - €1500 AVAILABLE END OF MAY –(H4MAK0018-R) (photos in the website) 6. 3 bedr + attic room with shower and wc luxury detached house with central heating, a/c, fireplace, modern kitchen open plan with expensive electrical appliances, blinds, garden with grass, over flow swimming pool, covered parking in a quiet area. – Makedo-

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TO LET NICOSIA nitissa €1500 (H4MAK0023-R), (photos on the website). 7. 4 bedr luxury detached house with 2 big extra rooms on the attic with shower and wc, central heating, air condition units, 360sq.m, solid parquet floor all the house except the kitchen, big sitting and dining areas with fire place, big separate kitchen with family room and breakfast area, big mature garden with grass and swimming pool, covered parking, in a quiet neighborhood close to Alfa Mega supermarket – Dasoupoli €2000 - Available middle of June (H4DAS0001-R) (photos in the website) 8. 3 bedr +office space luxury detached house with storage heaters, full a/c, 3 wc, 260 m², big kitchen with big family room opening to a big garden with grass, electrical appliances, covered parking, in a very quiet neighborhood in a dead end - Makedonitissa €2000 (H4MAK0034-R) (photos in the website)

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TO LET NICOSIA 9. New modern luxury very good quality finished semi detached house built in 3 levels. Upstairs 1st level 3 bedrs all en suite+ laundry room, 2nd level big attic room which can be used for office space or bedroom. Ground floor with 2 sitting areas ,dining area and breakfast area, kitchen with all the electrical appliances, central heating, full a/c units. Basement with kitchen with cooker and oven, dishwasher, microwave and 2 refrigerators, sitting room with fireplace, and 2 bedrooms with one bathroom. Outside private fenced garden with artificial grass, bbq area and covered veranda. The house has blinds and shutters on all windows, false ceiling with spot lights throughout house, pressure system, covered parking, satellite dish, central music and network system, storage room, very good double glazed windows. Behind General flooring in the centre of Makedonitissa €2000 (H4MAK0001-R), (pho-

TO LET NICOSIA tos on the website). 10. ********* 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 450sq.m, central heating, full a/c, office space, separate maid’s room, big kitchen with sitting room and fire place and all the electrical appliances, all the sitting areas viewing the garden with grass, blinds on all windows downstairs, very big bedrooms with parquet floor, main bedroom with jacuzzi,2 covered parking’s near Alpha Mega supermarket and English School. AVAILABLE END OF MAY 2013 – Strovolos €2200 (H4ST10001-R) (photos in the website)11. 4 bedr new luxury finished detached house with central heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, big kitchen with cooker oven, dishwasher and big family room, aluminium shutters in all the house, separate big sitting and dining room with parquet floor, 2 covered parking, alarm system, big covered patio, SWIMMING POOL, in a newly

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TO LET NICOSIA built area near Falcon school – Strovolos €2000 (photos in the website). 12. 3 bedrs luxury 2 storey, FULLY RENOVATED LISTED HOUSE with high ceilings in the centre of Nicosia, 260sq.m, 2 small attic rooms, big sitting room upstairs, big sitting room and dining area downstairs, wooden floor, kitchen with all the electrical appliances, 2 bathrooms (one en suite),3wc,CH independent, A/C, big garden – Nicosia Centre €1400 (H4NIC0002-R), (photos in the website). 13. 4 bedrs luxury renovated detached house built in 3 plots of land,550sq.m aprox, central heating, full a/c, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/ bathroom, extra room upstairs

TO LET NICOSIA for sitting room/office space/ bedroom, solid parquet floor in bedrooms, big kitchen with granite and all the electrical appliances, maid’s room, big sitting areas with fire place and internal yard, big swimming pool 6 x 12,big mature garden with grass and big trees surrounding the house giving privacy, in a very quiet neighborhood near Acropolis park. Available in August €5500 – (H4DAS0006-R) (photos in the website) 14. 4 bedr very big luxury semi detached house 350sq.m, with big separate basement 80sq.m with 2 rooms, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Consists of big sitting and dining areas upstairs, big kitchen with big family room and


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA breakfast area, big bedrooms, 3 showers, 1 bathroom, central heating, full a/c, black out blinds on all windows, cooker and oven in the kitchen, covered parking and patio with bbq in a very quiet neighbourhood close to Makarios football stadium. CAN BE RENTED FURNISHED, PARTIALLY FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED - Makedonitissa €1500 (H4MAK0032-R), (photos in the website) 15. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, all the bedrooms very big and all with big bathroom/ shower, sitting room upstairs, attic room with shower and wc, office space/maid’s room with shower and wc, central heating, full AC,450sq.m, big sitting and dining areas, big

TO LET NICOSIA kitchen with sitting area and fitted cooker and oven, 6wc, 2 covered parking, yard with tiles and SWIMMING POOL, bbq area in a very quiet neighbourhood near CYBC (RIK) station and near a neighbourhood park – Platy Aglantzias €2500 (H4AGZ0005-R), (photos in the website) For many more properties with photos visit our website at www.landtouristestates.com which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22-422225/96422225/96422226, www.landtouristestates.com ***************************** LUXURY FLATS:

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TO LET NICOSIA with family room with fire place, solid parquet floor all through, central heating independent, full a/c, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom, 4wc, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, blinds on all windows, big covered veranda, covered parking, big storage room, on a small 3 storey building in a quiet neighbourhood – Agios Andreas- €1100 – A3AAD0005-R (photos on website). 2. 1 bedr spacious fully luxury renovated apartment,60sq.m, big sitting and dining room, big bedroom, fully newly modern furnished with LCD TV 32’, covered veranda, covered parking, storage heaters, full a/c, near Cyta, Laiki and Hellenic Bank headquarters – Dasoupolis €500 (photos in the website). 3. 1 bedr luxury GROUND FLOOR apartment with very big verandas and garden,2 a/c for hot and cold, cooker, oven, washing machine, fridge in the kitchen, big bedroom, covered parking, storage room, off Kallipoleos street in a quiet area – Lykavitos €360(A1LYK0021-R), (photos in the website). 4. 2 bedr FULLY RENOVATED spacious apartment with laminate parquet floor, a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen, big bedrooms, FULLY NICELY FURNISHED, covered veranda with nice view, near the American Embassy - €450 (A2ENG0018-R) 5. 4 bedr new spacious luxury

TO LET NICOSIA finished floor apartment with floor heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, electrical appliances in the kitchen, blinds on all windows, very big 50sq.m covered veranda, fireplace, covered parking and big over floor heated covered swimming pool on the ground floor, on a small 3 storey building in a quiet neighbourhood near a playground and near Ippokration private hospital – Engomi €1500 (A4ENG0003-R) (photos in the website) 6. 1 bedr new luxury finished apartment with parquet floor, a/c for hot and cold, big bathroom, covered veranda, NEWLY MODERN FURNISHED, parking, off Kennedy Avenue near the centre – Nicosia Centre €450 (A1NIC0021-R), (photos in the website). 7. 2 bedr new luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 2wc, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds on all windows, covered veranda, solar heater, pressure system, covered parking, storage room, on a small building in a quiet neighborhood next to a playground, near Central offices of Cyta and Laiki Head quarters – Dasoupoli €500 (A2DAS0018-R), (photos in the website). 8. 2 bedr new modern luxury apartment with separate central heating, full a/c, 2bathrooms(one en suite), blinds on all windows, electrical appliances in the kitchen, big sitting & dining room, big covered veranda, covered

TO LET NICOSIA parking near Alpha Mega – Engomi €500. AVAILABLE END OF APRIL (A2ENG0014-R), (photos in the website). 9. New top quality 2 bedr apartment, 93sq.m+20sq.m veranda, on a small modern building with 6 flats only. Central heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2wc, fully fitted kitchen with all the electrical appliances, water pressure system roller blinds and shutters on windows, big sitting and dining room, big bedrooms, covered parking and storage room, in a quiet neighbourhood near Akropolis park. – Acropolis €700 A2ACS0002-R (photos in the website) . 10. New luxury finished 1 bedr penthouse apartment with big verandah with nice view, in a small modern building,55sq.m,storage heaters,2 a/c, blinds on the windows, expensive electrical appliances (cooker, oven, extractor, refrigerator, washing machine, dryer), covered parking and storage room, off Kalippoleos street opposite Dessange Day Spa near the University – Lykavitos €420

TO LET NICOSIA (A1LYK0002-R), (photos in the website). 11. 2 bedr luxury apartment with a/c for hot and cold, separate kitchen, big covered veranda, FULLY NICELY FURNISHED, covered parking, near the Ministry of Education – Acropolis €550 (A2ACS0036-R), (photos in the website) 12. 2 bedr new modern luxury apartment with floor heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining room, big covered veranda 30sq.m, fully fitted kitchen with expensive electrical appliances, blinds, covered parking, on the 6th floor with plenty of view and nice breeze, in the centre off Kennedy avenue – Nicosia Centre €700 (A2NIC0031-R), (photos in the website). 13. New luxury finished 3 bedr penthouse (floor apartment) on the 5th floor,165sq.m+ big verandas(one bigger with bbq), solid parquet floor all the flat,3wc,2 bathrooms, central heating ind, full a/c, big separate Italian kitchen with electrical appliances and dining area, big sitting room, covered parking and storage room off Makarios Avenue walking

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distance to the centre €850 (A3NIC0030-R), (photos in the website).

ABLE END OF MARCH –Engomi €1900 (A4ENG0005-R) (photos in the website)

with electrical appliances, fireplace. Toilet/shower. €550pm negotiable. Tel 96891800.

14. 3 bedr spacious luxury finished apartment 150sq. m+30sq.m covered veranda, central heating independent with petrol, full wall a/c units, solid parquet floor, expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen, 3wc, curtains and blinds on windows, 3 COVERED PARKING, storage room, near Pizza Hut in Strovolos €1100 (photos in the website).

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GROUND FLOOR HOUSE, furnished renovated this year. Laminated parke floor, and big wardrobes in the 3 bedrooms. Rent €590.00 Tel 99497576 99886775 *****************************

15. 3 bedrs luxury penthouse,165sq.m+80sq.m verandah with bbq, central heating ind, full AC, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, solid parquet floor all the flat, big kitchen with dining area, fully MODERN FURNISHED, covered parking off Athalassa Avenue near Stephanis Electronics and English school – Strovolos €800 (A3ST10013-R) (photos in the website) 16. New luxury finished 4 bed PENTHOUSE apartment in a small modern building, 186sq. m+90sq.m big veranda with nice view, separate floor heating, fully air conditioned, 4wc, 2 en suite bedrooms with shower,1 bathroom, solid parquet floor all through, big sitting and dining areas with electric modern shutters opening to the veranda, fully equipped kitchen with expensive electrical appliances, 2 parking places (1 covered), in a very quiet neighbourhood ,near the Russian Embassy. AVAIL-

***************************** 2 BDRM flat in the centre of Nicosia. Rent €450. For information call 99453663, 99663927. *****************************

LIMASSOL ***************************** TO LET Large 4 bedroom unfurnished house in the village of Asomatos nr Akrotiri Limassol. Fully A/C & Heating (storage heaters). 5 wc’s, large kitchen/ diner, lounge and sitting room. Large loft with own shower/wc (suitable for office/playroom/ gym). Carport - prominent position in cul-de-sac - lots of parking. €850 pcm (negotiable). Available from April 2013. Tel. 99831431

TRADITIONAL VILLAGE STONE HOUSE IN APESHIA. Very quiet village, 20mins from Limassol. Road to heritage school/Troodos. 2 bedrooms, office available top floor with veranda great view of mountains. Small courtyard with trees. Electric solar water. A/Ctoilet in main bedroom. Semi/ full furnished. Fitted kitchen

LARNACA ***************************** TO LET 3 bedroom house, 100m from beach, Dekelia road Oroklini area. 1 bed flat Makenzie near sea and Petros supermarket. tel: 96693375 ***************************** FOR RENT fully furnished 1 bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel 99202543

1 BEDROOM flat in Ermou Square area Larnaca - 2 bedroom flat in Phaneromenis area Larnaca. Call 96693375 ***************************** 1. Superior Real Estate Larnaca. 3 bedroom detached unfurnished property set on a fantastic development in the village of Tersefanou. Available for immediate occupation. Ref. TLL973. Tel 24815926 2. Superior Real Estate Larnaca. 2 bedroom fully furnished apartment, nr the Metro/American Academy Larnaca. Ref. TLL1654 Please call to arrange a viewing Tel. 24815926

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TREMITHOUSA- Superb Detached 3 Bedroom Villa with Large Pool, F/F to a very High Standard, Mater En-Suite, Family Bathroom with Jacuzzi, Beautifully Fitted Kitchen, Utility, Separate Shower room, Spectacular Mountain and Sea views, Quite Cul-De-Sac location 700 Euros KISSONERGA- Beautiful Detached U/F 3 Bedroomed Villa, Large Pool,2 Bedrooms Upstairs Master En-suite, Fam-

TO LET PAPHOS ily Bathroom, modern Fitted Kitchen, Downstairs Bedroom with En-suite Shower room, Low maintenance Garden, Large Terraces and Separate Storage Room 600 Euros TREMITHOUSA- Purpose Built Ground and First Floor 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments U/F and F/F, A/C, Parking From Only 150 Euros URGENTLY WANTED – 3 Bedroom U/F Detached Villas 600/700 MORE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 99862922 ***************************** ST GEORGE, beautiful 4 bedroom villa with stunning sea views, located in quiet cul-desac. good quality furniture, central heating, jacuzzi bath, stunning home with large garden, pool with roman steps, walking distance to tlc. €1200 per month negotiable. Tel: 96241965 ***************************** 1. Sea Caves Paphos, luxury 3 bed unfurnished villa with private pool on a big plot. One bed downstairs, kitchen white goods include dish washer. Spacious bedrooms, dressing room, balconies, separate outdoor storeroom, enclosed garden. €1000 2. Secret Valley, 3 bed un/furnished villa with private pool on a big plot. Spacious living space, good sized bedrooms. Pool and garden maintenance included in rent. Lovely sea and country side views. €700

TO LET PAPHOS 3. Peyia, Beautiful 3 bed un/furnished villa with amazing sea views. Private pool, lovely garden, double bedrooms, master en suite. €500 4. Koili, brand new 4 bed unfurnished villa. Finished to a very high quality in a very quiet location. Italian kitchen, fire place, under floor heating, shutters, fly screens, pool, one bed downstairs. €850 PAPHOS TO RENT Tel: 99389198. For listings and many other properties please visit our web www. paphotorent.com and give us a call. ***************************** PEYIA, luxury villa, 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully or part furnished, private pool, quiet location, paved garden area, sea and mountain views. Sky satellite, €550 ono, please call: 99771532 – no agents FOR RENT a selection of 1 to 5 bedroom houses & apartments F/F & U/F Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada, Timi, Kato Paphos & Kissonerga Landlord & Owners please call 99329357 Or please view at our website www.cyprussands.com Fully Registered Company in Cyprus CHLORAKAS: 3 Bedroom unfurnished villa private swimming pool, utility room, walking wardrobes, en suite shower 180 m2 covered area fenced garden fully a/c, € 575 p/m For more information’s phone 99400697


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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS ***************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE

1. CHLORAKA €600 a unique opportunity to rent a traditional stone village house in the village of Chloraka. This beautiful property has been lovingly restored and offers a spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom homes with plenty of character. A rustic hideaway offering large pretty courtyard with fruit trees. Off street parking. Stunning real fire in living area & log burner in kitchen. Available furnished with solar panels, pressurised water system & storage space. Viewings highly recommended. website reference number: RTL_679 2. SECRET VALLEY €750 spacious modern detached 3 bedroom villa situated on a corner plot in a peaceful residential area. Offering large private pool with a low maintained enclosed garden with sea views. Off street parking. Fully furnished with modern furniture and includes gas central heating throughout. Modern fitted kitchen with granite worktops. One bedroom on ground floor with bathroom. Pets allowed at owners discretion. Viewings highly recommended. website reference number: RTL_561 3. KAMARES TALA €850 a stun-

TO LET PAPHOS ning detached villa offering 4 bedrooms plus office in a quiet & private residential area with large parking bay for numerous cars and covered off street parking. Offering spacious living accommodation and breathtaking views of the sea. This property includes a lift to all 4 floors. Luxury modern fitted kitchen with appliances. Lovely garden with spacious veranda & private pool. Available unfurnished. website reference number: RTL_669 4. SEA CAVES €850 price includes pool cleaning & gardening. Luxury modern detached 3 bedroom villas in a peaceful & private location. Fully furnished with good quality modern furniture including a log burner for those winter months. Modern fitted kitchen with top brand appliances. Two bedrooms on ground floor with family bathroom & master bedroom & ensuite on upper level. Good sized low maintenance garden with private pool offering privacy & sea views. Shaded bbq area. Off street parking with shaded car port. website reference number: RTL_625 5. KAMARES TALA €900 a unique property combining modern and traditional. Situated in the sought after area of Kamares on a large plot with mature gardens & stunning private pool, offering total privacy and breathtaking sea views. Separate annex with modern shower room & separate kitchen. Guest room offering

TO LET PAPHOS bedroom & shower room at pool level. Large modern office. Main house offering 2 further bedrooms plus a number of sitting rooms. Perfect for those who require something completely different from the norm. Available furnished or part furnished. website reference number: RTL_673 6. PEYIA €950 we are delighted to offer this ultra modern 4 bedroom villa with luxury furnishings & fittings. Offering spacious accommodation with breathtaking sea views. Furnishings & fittings are of a very high quality. Spacious living area with modern fitted kitchen & utility area. One bedroom on ground floor with ensuite & kitchenette. Guest wc. Private infinity pool & enclosed low maintenance garden. A must to see! website reference number: RTL_670 7. ST.GEORGE €1,100 a brand new stunning detached 3 bedroom villa with modern fitted kitchen & bathrooms. Beautifully finished with detail mosaic flooring. One bedroom on ground floor with bathroom. Enclosed landscaped garden with kidney shaped private pool. Situated in a quiet residential area. Available unfurnished though includes top brand kitchen appliances & blackout blinds. website reference number: RTL_678 8. CHLORAKA €1,800 substantial luxury 4 bedroom villa, spacious (350 sq meters), beautifully designed with unique detail. Conservatory with views of landscaped

TO LET PAPHOS gardens. Large modern fitted kitchen, living room with working fireplace. Circular dining room with vaulted dome ceiling. Stunning private pool area. Available unfurnished. website reference number: RTL_579 Tel: 97790883 Tel: 99133422 office: 26271858 visit our website for many more properties www.mrrent-paphos. net email: info@mrrent-paphos.net **************************** FLOWRON PROPERTY RENTALS : Offering a full range of property services, the company you can TRUST.

KONIA 4 bedroom villa in Konia on 3 floors. Four spacious bedrooms with nice veranda views of mountains. Middle floor has sitting/dining area all with classic furniture and fireplace and lovely big kitchen. Downstairs is a self-contained annex with bedroom and kitchen area/bathroom wc. Private pool BBQ area and outside sink. REF 1232 €1300 AYIA MARINOUDA 2 bedroom furnished bungalow in lovely quiet complex with communal pool. Property has fire place, off street parking, nice stone features, character property. REF 1224 €500 KOLETRIA 4 bedroom house with 3 bathrooms offered unfurnished, central heating and flyscreens throughout 3 bedrooms upstairs, master bedroom has ensuite. Large shower room. Fourth bed-

TO LET PAPHOS room downstairs TIMI with shower room. Lovely large kitchen and sitting room. Covered area for car and back garden REF 1234 €500 A LARGE HOUSE in its own private grounds surrounded by orange groves in Timi. This property has been built to a very nice standard and offers lots of living space. Large quality kitchen, sitting room and dining room. 3 large bedrooms. The master bedroom has ensuite and there is an additional room used as office, upstairs loft room. REF 1049 €650 PANO PAFOS Large 3 bedroom house on ground floor on large plot with lovely garden and private pool with BBQ area with outside utility room and shower in a residential area that is within walking distance to shops PEYIA government offices, school, pharmacy and near to bus stop. REF 1231 €700 A LOVELY 3 bed villa in Peyia, unfurnished, with 3 a fam-

TO LET PAPHOS ily bathroom. Downstairs it has a sitting/dining area and guest cloakroom. Kitchen is nice with all whitegoods. Satellite TV, fans, flyscreens all included. Garage and shaded offstreet parking with private pool and amazing sea and mountain views. REF 1214 €550 GEROSKIPOU 2 bedroom apartments, fitted wardrobes, in nice area of Geroskipou. Furnished, all white goods included, fitted kitchen and fully airconditioned with seaviews. Walking distance from shops. REF 1235 and 1236 €300-350 ANARITA 3 bedroom villa in Anarita in a nice quiet location with outside fenced area with gates, private pool, great seaviews. Unfurnished, airconditioning, fireplace in living room. Modern kitchen with granite worktops, guest WC. Nice garden and offstreet parking. REF 1229 €700 Please call for a free viewing on Office 26600450 Mobile: 97614070 many more

SPECIAL OFFER In Kokkinotrimithia, 15km from Nicosia in a good area, (in the centre, opposite Maragos bakery, 41/2 acres or 7 plot with 90% building factor. For more information please call 99673286, 99918830.

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LARNAKA COMMUNITY CHURCH APHRODITE STREET, LARNAKA 10.00 AM MORNING SERVICE and SUNDAY SCHOOL For more details ring Fred 24365152

International EVANGELICAL CHURCH (Reformed) Limassol 352 St. Andrew’s Street (1½ blocks from Starbucks/Fat Boy) Sunday worship 10:30am Wednesday Bible Discussion 7pm For info: 99384742 ALL ARE WELCOME

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THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST JOHN THE BAPTIST MESA GEITONIA, LIMASSOL The Orthodox Liturgy in English served fortnightly on Saturdays at 9.00 am. We also hold a Discussion Group every Thursday evening at 7.30 pm For information please call Fr. Christopher Klitou Mobile: 99957144 Fax: 25710318 You can email us at: klitoux@logos.cy.net or visit our website: www.christopherklitou.com

THE REFORMED CHURCH OF LIMASSOL Clear exposition of the Bible in the presence of God, and relevant to our lives. Our Sunday services start at 10:30 am sharp, and the Wednesday Bible discussion at 7 pm. International Evangelical Church (Reformed) is located at 352 St. Andrew’s Street. 1½ blocks from Starbucks / Fat Boy, and 1 block from the Municipal Gardens, Zoo. For further information call Steve at 99384742, or email: iee.limassol@gmail.com All are welcome! PROPHETIC CALL-OUT Grieved by preachers living in sin ? Pastors collaborating with idolaters? Bored with just being a spectator? In Prophecy there is no ‘us and them: Everyone contributes (1 Cor 14:26) 10am start 9/2/2013 God willing, Meet: Entrance Palaiopafos, Kouklia Instruments/shofars welcome

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St Barnabas’ Anglican Church 153 Leontiou A Street Limassol www.stbarnabas-cyprus.com Telephone: 25362713 - All welcome ALL SAINTS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH (ENGLISH) Sunday Divine Liturgy 8-10am. Followed by Fellowship hour (coffee) Services are now being held at the underground Chapel of All Saints of Cyprus at St. Panteleimonos Church Makedonitissa Archangelos (Engomi) For more info please contact Fr. Joseph Coleman Tel. 99938924

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF AGIOS ARSENIOS, LIMASSOL (near Tsirion Stadium) The Orthodox Liturgy in English Saturday, 4 February at 8:30 am For information please contact: Father M. Spanou at 99 – 401365 (msspanou@googlemail.com)

9 Larnakos Street Katholiki Area Limassol Sundays: 9:45, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM Wednesdays: 7:30 PM 25 751193 or 99 758729 www.cbm-odbc.org

GRACE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH Invites you to COME AND EXPERIEBNCE THE LOVE OF GOD WITH US Int. Christian Business Fellowship Meeting Centre Sundays: 10.00am Sunday School 11.00 am Main Service (Dine with us centre services) Wednesdays: Prayer meeting 6pm Address: To Arsinois Str., 1010 Nicosia (Next to Western Union Office to KISA) Contact: 99988900 or 97667932. \VISITORS ESPECIALLY WELCOME!!!

The Anglican Church of Paphos Ayia Kyriaki (St. Paul by the Pillar) Sunday 8.15am Holy Eucharist 6.00pm Sung Eucharist th 4 Sunday 6.00pm Choral Evensong Wednesday 9.00am Holy Eucharist 3rd Wednesday (BCP) St. Stephen’s, Tala st rd 1 & 3 Sunday 11.00 am Holy Eucharist 2nd & 4th Sunday 11.00am Morning Worship St. Luke’s, Prodromi 1st & 5th Sunday 9.30am Morning Worship 2nd , 3rd & 4th Sunday 9.30am Holy Eucharist 1st & 3rd Wednesday 9.30am Holy Eucharist 1st Sunday 6.00 p.m. Peace & Wholeness with Holy Eucharist 4th Sunday every quarter 9.30 am Holy Eucharist from BPC Church Office: 26-953044 Fax: 26-952486 Email: anglicancofp@cytanet.com.cy for directions to each church

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Sport Irresistible Heat target title repeat

IN BRIEF Pietersen may consider Test future

‘King’ James keen to extend his NBA reign By Larry Fine CAN anyone stop LeBron James and the Miami Heat? For nearly two months during the regular season the answer was an emphatic no as the reigning NBA champions went on a 27-game winning streak, the second-longest ever in the league. Now the National Basketball Association’s top 15 other teams join the Heat in the league’s second season - the playoffs, and beginning today a final answer will be given to the question that dominated the 2012-2013 season. Topping the list of challengers are last year’s runners-up the Oklahoma City Thunder, top-seeded in the Western Conference, West second seeds San Antonio Spurs and the New York Knicks, seeded second in the Eastern Conference behind Miami. ‘King’ James ruled last year’s NBA playoffs by commanding the hardcourt from front to back by averaging 30.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists. He didn’t stop there, continuing on to London where he helped lead his mates to Olympic gold. The Heat (66-16) have been heavily-favoured all year to win the NBA title, but the price has soared even higher with the post-season about to begin. “To go into the playoffs as the odds on favourite at 5/8 is unheard of in recent years,” said Kevin Bradley, sportsbook manager for online betting service Bovada.

“Despite this high price, 75 per cent of the bets we have taken already today have been on them which has moved the Heat down to 2/3.” Second pick Thunder (6022), fuelled by forward Kevin Durant and guard Russell Westbrook, were listed at 17/4. Facing much longer odds are Miami’s first-round opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks, the only team in the playoffs with a losing record at 38-44. Miami hosts the first game of their series tomorrow. NBA scoring champion Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks (54-28) kick off their playoffs campaign today against longtime rivals the Boston Celtics (41-40). Rounding out the other opening best-of-seven Eastern Conference series, the Indiana Pacers (49-32) play the Atlanta Hawks (44-38) and the Brooklyn Nets (49-33) go against the Chicago Bulls (45-37). Oklahoma City, losers in five games to Miami in last year’s NBA Finals, begin their postseason campaign tomorrow against the visiting Houston Rockets (45-37), who are spearheaded by former Thunder guard James ‘The Beard’ Harden. The Los Angeles Lakers (4537) averted a first-round clash with the Thunder by downing the Rockets in overtime in their regular season finale. Moving on against San Antonio (58-24) without the injured Kobe Bryant would seem a fatal blow for the

Lakers, although big men Pau Gasol, who had a tripledouble against Houston, and Dwight Howard blended well together in beating the Rockets. The other Western Conference showdowns have the Denver Nuggets (57-25) taking on the Golden State Warriors (47-35), and the Los Angeles Clippers (56-26) meeting the Memphis Grizzlies (56-26) in a reprise of their seven-game series last year. James, the undisputed best player on the planet, has further refined his all-round game this season, average 26.8 points with 8.0 rebounds while increasing his assists totals with 7.3 a game. The Heat, who finished 37-4 at home, ended the season on a league-best eight game winning streak despite giving James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh received numerous games off to rest. “Now we start the real thing,” Wade said. Miami’s win streak, during which they won those 27 games by an average margin of 11.9 points, was finally ended on March 27 by the tough, defensively minded Chicago Bulls. “Everything, the whole game will be physical,” James said about facing Chicago. “I look forward to it.” James can expect more of the same from most opponents during the gruelling playoff run, but having broken through last year for his first NBA crown, King James is keen to extend his reign.

ENGLAND batsman Kevin Pietersen may consider quitting Test cricket after this year’s back-to-back Ashes series against Australia, his former team-mate Andrew Flintoff said. Pietersen, 32, has been ruled out of next month’s two-match Test series at home to New Zealand because of a knee injury he sustained during fielding practice in the away series against the same side last month. “I wouldn’t read too much into his not playing New Zealand, Kevin will be ready for the Ashes,” retired all-rounder Flintoff told Sky Sports News. “There are ten Tests against Australia in the next few months, I expect England to win and expect Kevin to be part of that. “But I would be quite interested to see if Kevin tries to play Test cricket after that.” Last year, Pietersen committed to playing for England in all three forms of the game until at least 2015 after making peace with the England and Wales Cricket Board in a row over “provocative” text messages that led to him being dropped. The former England captain said he would play “as long as my body allows”.

Miami superstar LeBron James ruled last year’s playoffs as he led his side to the championship

‘Childish and stupid’ Aussie swimmers fined over sedative By Greg Stutchbury

Australia slipped to their worst performance in the Olympic pool for 20 years in London last year

WORLD freestyle champion James Magnussen and his 4x100 metres relay teammates have been fined and given deferred suspensions for using a banned sedative in a bonding session before the London Olympics, Swimming Australia said yesterday. Magnussen (left), Matt Targett, Eamon Sullivan, James Roberts, Cameron McEvoy and Tommaso D’Orsogna admitted in February they had used the sedative and been involved in “childish” and “stupid” pranks at their training camp in Manchester before the Games last year. Stilnox, a brand of the medication zolpidem, is not banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency but was prohibited by the Australian Olympic Committee

because of its hallucinatory effects and after former Olympic champion Grant Hackett said he had become addicted to it. A Swimming Australia integrity panel conducted an investigation and found the group had “failed to demonstrate the level of conduct required of members of the team”, it said in a statement. “As a result of the Swimming Australia Integrity Panel report, six athletes will be required to make payments to Swimming Australia and will receive deferred suspensions for breaches of their behavioural obligations,” the statement added. The organisation did not specify how much the swimmers would have to pay, or how long they would remain on probation. Calls to Swimming Australia were not immediately returned.

The investigation report would now be handed to the Australian Olympic Committee for review. “We believe these athletes showed poor judgement in their actions and behaviour, and such behaviour is unacceptable for members of the Australian swim team,” Swimming Australia President Barclay Nettlefold said. “We have taken many steps towards developing a more positive culture within the team and the organisation already this year, and were confident we are heading in the right direction.” Magnussen was hot favourite to win the 100 freestyle in London, but came away with the silver, while the relay team had also been tipped for gold but finished out of the medals as Australia slipped to their worst performance in the Olympic pool for 20 years.

Boston medals go on eBay SEVERAL gold-coloured medals strung on yellowand-blue ribbons for runners of Monday’s Boston Marathon were being offered for sale on eBay yesterday, listings the manufacturer described as “disgusting” because of the twin bombings at the finish line. Dan Ashworth, president and owner of Ashworth Awards of North Attleborough, Massachusetts, which has made medals and pins for the marathon for the past 31 years, said passersby may have picked up medals in the chaos and could be trying to profit from them. Some were fetching bids of more than $500. “It’s pretty disgusting,” Ashworth said. “I don’t think any marathoner would sell their medal.” eBay spokeswoman Kari Ramirez said the company “does not allow listings that graphically portray, glorify or attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering.”


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‘Iceman’ Raikkonen fastest for Lotus in Bahrain desert heat

Honda ace Pedrosa ready to bounce back

Finn chasing 21st straight points finish

DANI Pedrosa plans to put the disappointment of the first race of the season behind him during round two of the MotoGP World Championship in Texas this weekend. The Repsol Honda rider was a disappointing fourth and missed out on the final podium place to new teammate Marc Marquez in Qatar but aims to put that right in Austin. Pedrosa had started from the front row at Losail but was beaten by Factory Yamaha team-mates Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi and MotoGP rookie Marquez. The Spaniard was confident of having resolved unspecified issues from Qatar and admitted: “Qatar was not the start we expected, but I know what the issue was so it’s clear for the next race.” Pedrosa hopes three days spent testing at the Circuit of the Americas will pay off in the race on Sunday. “We were in Austin just over a month ago and I’m sure that will be useful for us, as we have a base setting, there are a lot of tight corners and the pace changes from section to section. “However, the track will be quite different, with so many more bikes there and much more rubber laid down, so I hope the bike will still work well.” New team-mate Marquez was quickest during the three-day test in Austin and has been tipped to top the podium on Sunday. Marquez said: “To be on the podium in my first race was a dream come true, but now we must face the reality and focus on the job at hand. “I am looking forward to going to Austin...we will concentrate on our work and our own agenda to prepare ourselves in the best possible way for the race.” The Circuit of the Americas is one of three venues in the United States on the 2013 MotoGP calendar, joining California’s Laguna Seca and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Cal Crutchlow’s preparations for the race meanwhile have been hampered by a fire in his team’s pit garage. A battery charger caught fire in the Tech 3 team garage, damaging computer equipment and triggering the Texas circuit’s sprinkler system. Both Crutchlow and British team-mate Bradley Smith’s Yamaha bikes were undamaged and both were due to ride yesterday. Crutchlow said on Twitter: “The team have spent all day cleaning up.” Sprinklers were also set off in three other team garages. Crutchlow finished fifth under the floodlights in Qatar.

By Alan Baldwin FORMULA One ‘Iceman’ Kimi Raikkonen lapped fastest for Lotus in the Bahrain desert heat yesterday after Ferrari had set the early practice pace. The Finn, 2007 world champion for Ferrari and chasing his 21st successive race in the points, sped to a best time of one minute 34.154 seconds in the afternoon session when track temperatures hovered around 42 degrees celsius. Brazilian Felipe Massa kept Ferrari team mate Fernando Alonso off the top in the morning with a lap of 1:34.487. The Spaniard, winner of the third race of the season in China last weekend, was 0.077 slower. The Ferrari pair focused on long runs in the afternoon, one on the medium tyres and the other on hards. Massa then switched to the hards after complaining about wear on the rears. Germany’s Nico Rosberg was third fastest in the morning for Mercedes, who had Lewis Hamilton only 13th, with Red Bull’s triple champion and overall leader Sebastian Vettel taking that place after lunch.

Kimi Raikkonen topped the timesheets in practice yesterday ahead of Sunday’s controversial race in the Gulf state

Australian Mark Webber, making his 200th start this weekend with a three-place grid penalty after a nightmare race in Shanghai, was seventh and second for Red Bull in the two sessions. Finland’s Heikki Kovalainen, dropped by Caterham at the end of last season, made his return to the team as a reserve driver and lapped 20th of the 22 drivers in the first practice.

Another reserve, Venezuelan Rodolfo Gonzalez, made his first Friday appearance for Marussia in place of Jules Bianchi but completed only seven laps due to a gearbox problem. Williams development driver Susie Wolff, acting as BBC 5 live summariser, said: “We see the top four teams showing the best and Force India quite close. McLaren are a good bit off. So similar peo-

ple in the top 10 to the last three races and the race between Ferrari, Red Bull and Lotus.” BBC F1 technical analyst Gary Anderson said: “I wouldn’t think Susie is too far wrong, there. But I think the Lotus has got that little edge on Ferrari. “They seem to be able to drive the car that little bit longer. But I think the battle at the front will be pretty

heavy going. Red Bull are still in the mix, though.” During the first session, governing body the FIA issued a joint statement with the sport’s commercial arm Formula 1 Management to say that they believed the race “should go ahead” despite ongoing civil unrest in the Gulf state. Both sessions were relatively uneventful, with very few off-track incidents.

Returning Ronnie ‘hot favourite’

‘Rocket’ Ronnie O’Sullivan hasn’t played competitively since winning his fourth world title last May

RONNIE O’Sullivan is “a very hot favourite” to retain his world title, according to practice partner and former world champion Peter Ebdon. O’Sullivan has not played competitively since winning at the Crucible last May but Ebdon says the four-time world champion is in better form than ever. “If anybody thinks he’s not going to be ready for Sheffield, they are really badly mistaken,” Ebdon told BBC Sport. “He’s playing at an unbelievable level and, if anything, he’s improved.” Ebdon, world champion in 2002 and three times a Crucible finalist, has been practising with O’Sullivan at the Star Snooker Academy in Sheffield. And Ebdon maintains O’Sullivan’s edge has not been dulled by his 12-month sabbatical from the game. “He’s in top form and he will take some beating. I think you’ll see Ronnie O’Sullivan playing better snooker than he played last year,” said Ebdon. “His safety game last year was absolutely phenomenal.

He took safety to a completely new level; it was almost like an art form. “He won the tournament with probably only 30-40% of his long game and probably nowhere near his breakbuilding capability as well. “But his all-round game is spot-on at the moment and it’s going to take a worldclass player playing absolutely out of his skin to compete with him, let alone beat him.” Shaun Murphy, world champion in 2005, said he expected O’Sullivan to be match sharp from the beginning of today’s opening match against qualifier Marcus Campbell. “I would imagine that his preparation has been almost scientifically pinpointed to the last millisecond,” Murphy said. “I would think that when he gets to the Crucible, he’ll be ready and that he will have left no stone unturned. I’m sure he will put on a good show.” World number one Mark Selby admitted O’Sullivan was still the one player all his rivals wanted to avoid. “I am sure it will be diffi-

cult for him to turn up and play to what he is capable of after a year out,” said Selby. “But, at the same time, we all suspect that if anyone can turn up and win the World Championship in circumstances like that, then it is probably Ronnie. “Everyone and anyone would try to avoid him because, when he is on his ‘A’ game, I don’t think there is anyone out there who can beat him.” Ebdon, who will equal Steve Davis’ mark of 22 consecutive appearances - second only to Stephen Hendry’s record 27 - at the Crucible, added: “Ronnie’s a genius, he operates on a different level to any other snooker player that’s ever picked up a cue. He’s that good that you’d pay to watch him in practice. “Obviously, we’d love Ronnie to play in all the big events. He’s loved and adored my millions of snooker fans around the world and for very good reason. “Snooker does very well without him, but he does bring something to snooker that nobody else can bring to the game.”


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Sport AEK set for landmark drop after deduction By Graham Wood

Oh no! AC Milan have slipped four points behind Napoli, who sit second, in the race for automatic qualification to next season’s Champions League

Faltering Milan must rediscover their cutting edge at Juventus Allegri’s side have suffered a dip in form ahead of tough trip to leaders By Matt Barker AC Milan travel to leaders Juventus tomorrow knowing that defeat would seriously dent their hopes of securing second place in Serie A and automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League. Massimiliano Allegri’s side have suffered a blip in form and have slipped four points behind Napoli, who sit second, with six matches remaining, With Mario Balotelli serving a three-match ban for abusing a match official in the defeat by Fiorentina, and co-striker Stephan El

Shaarawy unhappy after being dropped for last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Napoli, Milan’s attack has lost its cutting edge. Allegri is set to start with veteran striker Giampaolo Pazzini, but is yet to decide on the other two players in his preferred system of an attacking trio. El Shaarawy believes he is match fit, despite reports in the Italian press of a knee injury and general tiredness. Asked by reporters how he was feeling, the 20-year-old Italian international replied: “Ask Allegri.” El Shaarawy is not the only Milan player to have had a moan to the press. Kevin

Prince Boateng has been unhappy about being asked to start in a deeper role, but an ankle injury picked up against Napoli may well keep the Ghanaian out of action anyway. Mathieu Flamini, Milan’s scorer last weekend, will definitely be missing after being red-carded in the same game. The match against Juve completes a tough string of fixtures for third-placed Milan, but the club’s run-in towards the end of the season looks comparatively easy. Napoli should be in confident mood ahead of their home game against Cagliari, despite the Sardinians’ re-

cent upswing in form, including a 2-0 defeat of Inter Milan last Sunday. Milan will also now have to start looking over their shoulder for a revitalised Fiorentina, four points behind in fourth place and playing at home this weekend against struggling Torino. Viola coach Vincenzo Montella is all set to sign a new contract, having achieved impressive results this campaign with a limited squad and caught the eye of neutrals with his entertaining style of attacking play. Montella had been mentioned as a possible replacement for under-fire Inter Milan coach Andrea

Stramaccioni. The Nerazzurri have been in miserable form since the turn of the year and will have to elbow past both Lazio and Roma if they are to have any hope of European competition next season. A Cup semi-final defeat by Roma on Wednesday did little to lift Inter’s spirits. Juventus, in fine fettle after seeing off Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Monday, are just six points away from claiming their 29th Italian title. If they beat Milan, they face the prospect of winning the championship away to crosscity rivals Torino the following weekend.

Marseille rely on strong defence By Julien Pretot

Second-placed Marseille have not conceded a goal in their last five Ligue 1 outings

DESPITE a heavy international presence up front, Olympique Marseille are relying on their defence of steel in their bid for a Champions League direct qualifying spot. Second-placed OM, who take on second-from-bottom Stade Brest today, have not conceded a goal in their last five Ligue 1 outings, thanks to sterling performances by centre backs Lucas Mendes and Nicolas N’Koulou, while keeper Steve Mandanda produced a world-class performance in the 0-0 draw at Lille last Sunday. The club have Andre-Pierre Gignac to thank for the goals that gave them their last two

wins but have gained little from the presence of Andre Ayew in the starting line up, with the Ghana striker unable to score in ten weeks. Younger brother Jordan has also been missing in action and has not scored since January 26. Marseille are clinging on to second place, two points ahead of Olympique Lyon and four ahead of both St Etienne and Nice with six matches left. “There is a collective momentum, a desire not to concede a goal, to stick together,” coach Elie Baup told the club’s website (www.om.net). “It shows that we are not ready to let our place on the podium slip. We are going to continue like this.” Marseille will be comforted

by the fact that Brest have the worst attack in Ligue 1, having scored 29 goals this season. Runaway leaders Paris St Germain, who lead Marseille by nine points on 67, take on Champions League hopefuls Nice tomorrow looking to make amends for their elimination in the French Cup quarter-finals by Evian Thonon Gaillard on Wednesday. Fifth-placed Nice will be without teenage striker Neal Maupay who has been ruled out until the end of the season with a knee injury. “It is a big blow for him and for us because we need everyone,” said coach Claude Puel, who will also be without suspended striker Eric Bautheac.

AEK Athens are set to be relegated from the Greek top flight for the first time in their 89-year history after a points deduction handed down for crowd violence left them stranded in the drop zone with one match remaining. The Super League’s disciplinary committee dished out the punishment on Friday after AEK’s match against fellow strugglers Panthrakikos at the Olympic Stadium last weekend was abandoned due to a hostile pitch invasion by home fans. The league said the match would be recorded as a 3-0 loss for AEK, deducted three points from this season’s tally and two from the next campaign, and slapped the club with fines totalling €4,000. The deduction leaves AEK five points from safety ahead of their final match against Atromitos tomorrow and if the decision remains unchanged after an appeal, one of Greece’s biggest clubs will drop out of the top flight for the first time in their history. In a statement published on the league’s official website, the disciplinary committee said it accepted referee Stavros Tritsonis’ match report which stated the inability to continue the match due to the “unusually catastrophic state of the pitch and surrounding area”. The league added that it found the club culpable because AEK had “failed to take appropriate measures for the safe conduct of the match and for the overall maintenance of order”. AEK called the decision a “pre-meditated crime by a corrupt system” in a strongly worded statement responding to the announcement and their intention to exercise their right to appeal, set to be heard next week. The strict penalty comes as a result of a sports law passed by the Greek government in February 2012 aimed at clamping down on violence. AEK are the second club to suffer from the application of the law after Panathinaikos received a similar points deduction punishment last year when a derby match against Olympiakos Piraeus was abandoned following a pitch invasion. AEK has been operating on a shoe-string budget following a period of financial turmoil in which virtually the entire first-team squad was sold off in order to secure a licence and preserve their top-flight status. The problems have not stopped there in what has been the worst campaign in club history. Groups of supporters have staged regular protests at the training facilities due to the state of the team’s finances, while the Nazi-salute goal celebration of midfielder Giorgos Katidis last month provided another blow to AEK’s reputation.


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QPR ‘not dead yet’ as Redknapp dreams of a miraculous escape Basement boys haven’t given up hope of avoiding the drop

By Nemanja Bjedov

By Justin Palmer QUEENS Park Rangers are “not dead yet” in the Premier League and need four wins from their last five games to have any chance of avoiding relegation, manager Harry Redknapp said. The London side, along with Reading, are adrift in the bottom three and their fate could be sealed if they lose at home to fellow strugglers Stoke City today and Aston Villa pull off a shock victory at leaders Manchester United on Monday. Since a mini-revival in early March when they won successive games against Southampton and Sunderland, Rangers have lost three and drawn one of their last four. They are 19th and 10 points adrift of safety but Redknapp said they had not given up hope. “The dream is still alive. It’s not dead yet and we’ve got to keep going. We need four wins and a draw for the final five to have a chance,” Redknapp told reporters yesterday. “We’re still not down. We’ve still got five games to go. We

Title race hots up in Cyprus as the finish line nears

Tall order: manager Harry Redknapp claims Queens Park Rangers need four wins from their last five games

all know it’s a tall order but we will keep going. “If relegation happens, we’ve got to re-group and come back stronger, but we’re not giving up yet, we’ve still got a chance.” Rangers striker Bobby Zamora is still suspended, winger Shaun Wright-Phillips is out for the season with an ankle injury but midfielder Stephen Mbia, left out of last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Everton by

Redknapp for fear of the defender picking up a fifth booking and a ban, could return. A miserable run of form this year has plunged Stoke into a precarious position, with one league win in 13 in 2013 threatening to end their five-season stay in the top flight. Stoke sit 16th, three points above the drop zone and manager Tony Pulis believes another six points will

guarantee his side safety. “It doesn’t matter whether they come in the next two games or the last two,” he told the club’s website. Pulis said Stoke needed to sharpen up in both penalty areas to arrest their slide. “It’s been in both boxes that we’ve struggled. Of late, we’ve given poor, poor goals away and we’ve got to stop doing that. “And at the other end of the pitch, there have been

games where we’ve had great opportunities and not taken them.” The Daily Telegraph yesterday reported that Stoke were trying to offload winger Jermaine Pennant following an alleged bust-up with Pulis. The newspaper said Pennant had trained away from the club for two weeks after a row with the manager following the defeat by Everton last month.

Taylor defends Suarez nomination By Simon Stone

Luis Suarez has been in brilliant form this season for Liverpool, scoring 29 goals so far

PROFESSIONAL Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor has defended the presence of Luis Suarez on the six-man shortlist for the union’s prestigious Player of the Year award. Suarez’s main rivals for the award are Gareth Bale, who has also been nominated in the Young Player category, and Robin van Persie, who won it last season before leaving Arsenal for Manchester United. In a short-list that includes no defenders or goalkeepers, and no representation from champions Manchester City, the biggest surprise is the absence of Swansea forward Michu, who many believe to be the signing of the season. Instead, Chelsea duo Juan Mata and Eden Hazard are included, in addition to Manchester United’s unsung hero Michael Carrick, who at 31, finally gets his first nomination. There is no doubt Suarez has been one of the most effective players in the Premier League

this year. However, his reputation has been damaged by the eight-match ban he received for racially abusing Patrice Evra at Anfield last season. Given his blatant handball also denied Ghana an appearance in the 2010 World Cup semi-finals and the periodic allegations of diving, some would argue he hardly deserves to be acknowledged by his peers. But Taylor, whilst accepting Suarez will always be a controversial figure, feels the Uruguayan’s on-pitch performances, including 29 goals, for Liverpool this term, make him worthy of inclusion. “Sometimes controversy travels with players,” said Taylor. “Sometimes it is in their very nature. Sometimes it is that very intensity that causes a problem also makes sure they win. “Luis Suarez is helping to restore Liverpool. It is a credit to them that he seems comfortable there and no one could deny he is one of the finest players in the world.” Yet no one could deny either

that if Suarez wins the award when it is announced on April 28, it will put the PFA in an uncomfortable position given his background. “It is very difficult at times,” said Taylor. “Players are expected to be top role models and set the finest example. That goes with the trade these days. “I don’t underestimate the need for them to do all they can to be seen as a good example. But they are also human beings. It is not always possible to put old heads on relatively young shoulders. “This is a footballing award and Suarez’s footballing ability shines through. “It would be naive to think controversy won’t continue to travel with him. But I think his football has maintained his place.” Like Bale, Hazard has also been listed for the Young Player prize, where he faces competition from Christian Benteke, Romelu Lukaku, Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere. Welbeck, Wilshere and Carrick are the only English players out of the 12 men nominated.

LEAGUE leaders APOEL visit the GSZ Stadium in Larnaca tomorrow afternoon where they face AEK, while Anorthosis host Omonia at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium today as the championship playoff group heats up with four matches remaining. “Since fourth place does not guarantee European football next season it is understandable that some teams might focus more on the cup, especially those who are not at the top of the league standings,” said APOEL manager Ivan Jovanovic. “AEK had a cup semi-final in midweek, but I still expect a tough match against a very good team on Sunday,” added Jovanovic, who has a full squad to choose from apart from Aldo Adorno and Marios Elia who are both injured. “It is strange that a lot of clubs are collecting more points away from home than on their own pitch. This season all the Cypriot sides in Europe were eliminated relatively early, but still fatigue and lack of concentrations are present, an example of which would be our match against Omonia in the playoffs,” he added. APOEL currently top the table with 67 points, six ahead of Anorthosis in second. The next two matches against AEK in Larnaca and then in Nicosia in the following round could prove crucial for Jovanovic’s men as they aim to seal the title. Omonia trail the league leaders by eight points in third position, while AEK are fourth with 58 points. “The only acceptable outcome is us winning the championship and this is what we were fighting for from the beginning of the season,” Jovanovic concluded. The only road that will take Omonia to European football next season is one of the top three spots after they were eliminated in the semifinals of the cup on Wednesday. Toni Savevski has no new injury worries ahead of his team’s trip to Larnaca, while recently appointed Anorthosis coach Charalambous Christodoulou will have to reshuffle his line-up with Mathieu Valverde, Rui Duarte and Andreas Avraam suspended, while Jan Rezek, Valentinos Sielis and Barak Yitzhaki are out injured. Elsewhere this afternoon at 5pm in Group 2, Apollon host Enosis Neon Paralimni at the Tsirion Stadium in Limassol, while Doxa Katokopia take on AEL. All matches of tomorrow’s programme are scheduled to kick-off at 5pm. Apart from the clash at the GSZ Stadium in Larnaca, in Group 3, Nea Salamina meet Alki, while Olympiakos take on Ethnikos Achnas in Nicosia.


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City’s grip on title could be prised away Defeat to Tottenham would give United the chance to be crowned champions By Martyn Herman

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Cyprus celebrate setting a world record of 18 straight wins after thrashing Bulgaria last month. However the IRB has ruled that they are not eligible for the World Cup playoffs

Moufflons fume after World Cup exclusion By Alexander McCowan ON the eve of their departure for Budapest, where they will play Hungary this afternoon, the all-conquering Cyprus international rugby team were left reeling after being given the news that the International Rugby Board (IRB) has refused to allow them to enter the qualification play-offs for the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015. The IRB is the governing body of all rugby and controls and organises the World Cup. In December last year, the official IRB World Cup website declared that “if Cyprus can go on and win Division 2C then only a series of play-offs will stand between them and the chance to compete on the biggest stage of all at England 2015.” So what has changed? Cyprus, known as the Moufflons, have already won Division 2C after only three games. In March, when they thrashed Bulgaria 79-10, they broke the world record for consecutive winning games when they registered their 18th straight victory. Having remained undefeated and amassing 1014 points and conceding only 157 in their six-year history, the Moufflons might have experienced a boost to their confidence after hearing of the IRB’s statement regarding their World Cup qualification hopes. The IRB’s decision has created a mix of confusion and anger among the players, staff and supporters who believed the success of the national team was one of the few good news stories in these harsh times. Cyprus occupies an extraordinary place in world rugby, in that its fame has spread far beyond the Mediterranean having appeared in sports sections of newspapers

as far afield as New Zealand, South Africa, London and Australia over the last year, and it is to the diaspora and rugby supporters in these countries that the players and supporters have extended their campaign to get the IRB to overturn their decision. The Moufflons were excluded from the play-offs on the grounds that they had failed to meet certain criteria - which have now been achieved - to secure full membership of the IRB, yet it has now been revealed that Greece were admitted in November last year without conforming to the same requirements: a minimum of four home-based club teams. A statement from the IRB read: “Despite not meeting all membership criteria owing to certain unique circumstances in Greece, they will be admitted to the IRB”. On the three occasions Greece has played Cyprus they were crushed by the Moufflons each time. Since the beginning of this year Cyprus added the Nicosia-based University of Cyprus side as well as a Larnaca club side to the existing Paphos Tigers and Limassol Crusaders, who all compete in the Cyprus Rugby Federation League. Adding to Cyprus’ sense of injustice, the United Arab Emirates were fast-tracked to IRB membership last December despite rumours of their federation also failing to meet the required criteria. Upon the UAE’s inclusion, Bernard Lapasset, the IRB president said that “growing the global rugby family and taking tournaments into new territories is an important strategy of the IRB.” However, Cyprus feel the UAE have been given preferential treatment and are extremely unhappy over the situation. For more information, visit the Cyprus Rugby Federation’s website: www.cyprusrugby.com.

ANCHESTER City’s grip on the Premier League trophy could be prised away once and for all this weekend as Roberto Mancini’s side face Tottenham Hotspur knowing defeat would allow Manchester United the chance to be crowned champions on Monday. A sense of inevitability has hung over the title race for several weeks but below it, the season is reaching a nerve-jangling climax both in the battle to qualify for next year’s Champions League and to stay in the top flight. City go to White Hart Lane 13 points behind United, who play Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Monday (10pm) when the title race could be decided. City would like nothing more than to prolong the title fight for another week, but that could be scuppered with Tottenham embroiled in a scrap with Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton for third and fourth places. While City’s pride is at stake, the repercussions of Sunday’s match (3.30pm) are likely to be far more serious for Spurs whose hopes of a top-four finish are under threat from their London rivals. United top the table with 81 points, followed by City on 68, Chelsea 61, Arsenal 60, Spurs 58 and Everton 56. City, Spurs and Chelsea have played 32 games, all the rest 33. Andre Villas-Boas’ side were in pole position for third place a few weeks ago before defeats by Liverpool and Fulham and a home draw with Everton handed the initiative back to Arsenal and Chelsea. Arsenal’s kickoff at Fulham today (5pm) means they can apply more pressure before Chelsea go to Liverpool tomorrow (6pm) and Spurs play City. Tottenham’s players have had a breather since losing to Basel on penalties in the Europa League, although the break may not have been long enough for Welsh winger Gareth Bale to recover from the ankle injury he sustained

Manchester City’s days as Premier League champions are numbered in the first leg of the tie. Without him and the injured Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe, Tottenham are a far less dangerous side and concern is mounting in north London that the club will suffer a near-miss for the second season in a row. They finished fourth last year but were denied a Champions League spot by Chelsea who finished sixth but won the European Cup to take their place. Arsenal’s draw with Everton offered encouragement for Spurs who, according to midfielder Lewis Holtby, face “six cup finals” between now and the end of the season. Everton can move ahead of Tottenham, albeit having played two more games, with victory over Sunderland today (5pm) - a match with ramifications at the top and bottom. Sunderland moved three points clear of the relegation

zone with a 3-0 win at Newcastle last weekend - a match memorable for new manager Paolo Di Canio’s celebratory knee slide at St James’ Park. The emotional Di Canio coming face to face with Everton’s intense manager David Moyes is an intriguing prospect as is Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp taking on close friend Tony Pulis’ Stoke (5pm) in a match that Rangers must win to keep their slim hopes of survival alive. Along with bottom club Reading, who play Norwich (5pm), QPR are ten points adrift of 17th-placed Villa.

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